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Answering Western Union Questions
By: Oana Schneider
FAQFYI

Answering Western Union Questions

Your BBB® has learned of questions about the details surrounding this payout, and we are here to help by providing some answers. Did you fall victim to a scammer between January 1, 2004 and Janu...

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Tax Forms You May Want To Download In January
By: Oana Schneider

Tax Forms You May Want To Download In January

Good news from the IRS: new forms are available online and you may want to keep reading! Your BBB® knows that most of you are probably looking for the W-2 form for employees or the 1099 form for th...

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10 Things You Need to Check Before Choosing a Tax Preparer
By: Oana Schneider
FYI

10 Things You Need to Check Before Choosing a Tax Preparer

Your favorite BBB would like to remind everyone that taxpayers are the ones responsible for all the information provided on their income tax return, regardless of who the tax preparer is. This mean...

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Could Your New Year’s Resolution Boost Your Tax Return? IRS Says It Could!
By: Oana Schneider
FYINews

Could Your New Year’s Resolution Boost Your Tax Return? IRS Says It Could!

Happy New Year, everyone! From everyone at your favorite BBB®, we wish you a great, wonderful New Year! And if saving money is on your mind, the IRS has a few tips that could boost your tax return:...

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Watch Out for Charity Imposters This Holiday Season!
By: Oana Schneider

Watch Out for Charity Imposters This Holiday Season!

Donating to a charity as the year ends is something that most Americans will do, but your BBB® would like to warn everyone about the dangers of charity imposters. There are many scammers trying to ...

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Understand DNA Testing Privacy
By: Andrew Erk
FYI

Understand DNA Testing Privacy

You may be trying to figure out what Christmas gift to get to wow someone on your list, or to have someone else get for you. The idea of getting one of the many DNA testing options comes to mind, b...

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DNR warns of Boy Scout Troop 399 Wreaths having Boxwood Blight
By: Andrew Erk
FYI

DNR warns of Boy Scout Troop 399 Wreaths having Boxwood Blight

Your BBB has learned that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is warning of wreaths purchased from Boy Scout Troop 399 in Evansville, Indiana, as containing the fungal disease of Boxw...

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How To Backup Your Phone In A Few Steps
By: Andrew Erk
FYI

How To Backup Your Phone In A Few Steps

The winter season is finally upon us, making this one of the best times to backup all of that information you’ve been storing on your phone. Backing up your phone from time to time is important as ...

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