Criminals may use Child Tax Credit scams to steal money and personal information, the Internal Revenue Service warns. While millions of American families started receiving the advance Child Tax Credit payments last week, criminals were looking for ways to take advantage of unaware victims.
More than a third of consumers who recently checked their credit reports found mistakes in them, a survey found. Many of the nearly 6,000 consumers who participated also reported having difficulty getting their free credit reports online, while others said they were unfairly charged for services.
Two Florida companies and their CEO will be barred from offering payment-processing services to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they aided a criminal student debt relief scam that bilked $62 million from thousands of students and their families.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday on promoting competition in the American economy. It launches a government effort to combat growing market power in the U.S. economy by seeking to ensure that markets are competitive.
What are your plans for the Fourth? A barbecue with family and friends? A hike? A movie? A parade? Fireworks? Here’s what Americans are up on Independence Day this year:
Summer is a great time for a road trip. While travel was limited last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, many states are opening up now. This summer, more than two-thirds of Americans plan to take a vacation, and 59 percent say they are more likely to drive than fly.
It’s a nice day here in the Seattle area, so that’s good for people having picnics or barbecues on Father’s Day. If you’re having lunch or dinner out, I hope you find a restaurant that works well for you as the pandemic continues to wind down. What did you get your dad for a Father’s Day present?
Although Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1914, Father’s Day didn’t become an official holiday until 1966. The idea for Father's Day is attributed to Sonora Dodd, of Spokane, Washington, who was raised by her father after her mother's death during childbirth.
People are starting to travel again, and they’re finding problems getting rental cars. With rental car availability at an all-time low, prices are very high. So, if you suddenly find an available car at a cheap price, you might be dealing with scammers looking make money on the rental car shortage.
Every year, June 15 is recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The purpose of Elder Abuse Day is to raise awareness to the abuse and neglect experienced by elderly people around the world through cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes.