President of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau, Sue McConnell, heeds warning for scams to lookout for during tax season and around Valentine’s Day.
On Feb. 4, McConnell discussed three different scams to be on the lookout for during the next couple months while she was on America’s Work Force. The first thing scandal McConnell wants listeners to be cautious about is how to avoid tax ID theft. Some of those tips included completing your returns as soon as you get them, be careful of fraudulent communications attempting to gain access to your accounts and protect your private data.
McConnell discussed harassment and soliciting from Liberty Power electrical company and how you should not give in to all their pressure tactics in getting you to sign up with them. Lastly, since it is the Valentine’s Day, how you can avoid romance scams that typically happen over the internet. McConnell says these scams happen when “catfisher” scammers offer attractive photos, engage you actively over chat, act like they are “falling in love with you” but will never meet up with you, and then ask for you to send them money to help them get themselves out of a fabricated financial discrepancy.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about labor writer, Mark Gruenberg’s latest articles regarding the 35-day partial government shutdown that affected nearly 800,000 workers, causing long-term damage to workers and agencies. He also spoke about the bipartisan issue of making prescription drugs more affordable.