You don’t have a secret bank account lying around, and it isn’t stored at the Federal Reserve.
Do not share your bank account information with anyone who offers you money from a settlement.
Consumers have had to deal with “overpayment” scams for a while, and now criminals are setting their sights on businesses.
Homeowners are being scammed with charges for new water and power meters.
It takes only a few minutes to create a fake website, so be careful contacting a company you found online.
It’s bad enough when a scammer makes you think you owe money to this IRS, but it’s worse when they make you think you’re going to prison.
Any disaster—natural or manmade—brings the scammers out in full force to tug at your heart strings.