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BBB Scam Warning: Website Scam Targets Military

By Shellie Kreter, BBB Communications Assistant We see new Internet identity theft scams all too often at BBB, but the latest scam is particularly despicable because it targets Americans serving in the military. The U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CIC) and BBB are warning about the “My Army Benefits” website at usmilitarybenifit.org. The URL is a…

Slave to the taxes

Got a letter from the IRS? Make sure you’re not a fraud victim

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Most people think of recent credit card breaches at major retailers when they hear the phrase “identity theft.” According to the federal government, however, tax-related fraud is now the biggest category of ID theft complaints in the United States. According to the Federal Trade Commission: “Identity theft has been the…