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Here are 2 new scams to watch out for


Last updated 3/9/2021 at 12:09pm

They never stop. Scammers are continually busy, and so must we be to stay one step ahead of them. Here are two more scams they’re trying to foist on us.

If you’re still working and receive W-2 or 1099 forms, look them over very carefully. If it’s a 1099-G, that’s for unemployment benefits. Did you receive those benefits? If not, it means that a scammer has used your identity to collect benefits. Those 1099-G forms go to the IRS, and that income is taxable.

Contact the unemployment office that issued the 1099-G and have them send a corrected form showing zero unemployment income. If...

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