April 7, 2018

How to Prevent Fake News from Turning Into Identity Theft

Many people think “fake news” is usually those crazy stories you see on social media and never really consider how these wild stories can affect them personally.   I can tell you the fake news being spread in our neighborhood very recently did not seem all that crazy.   A couple of weeks ago, a letter from “Solid Waste Management” was left in the mailbox of many of our neighbors.  The letter was advising people that they left unacceptable items in their […]

Beware the IRS Phone Scam

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had a different post scheduled, but I thought I’d write about this instead, as this actually happened to me today. I got a call on my cell phone from an unrecognized number.  The caller left a voicemail message.  I listened to the message and it was an automated voice, which said: “Hello, this is Officer Nikki Smith calling from the IRS.  It is important that you get in touch with us immediately […]