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Email Scam Asks TDLR Licensees To Validate Information
Mar12

Email Scam Asks TDLR Licensees To Validate Information

Texas Department of Licensing And Regulations Recommends Deleting Emails Without Clicking Enclosed Link AUSTIN – An unknown number of people appear to have been targeted with an email scam that asks them to validate their profile information with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. TDLR did not send the email, and the agency urges anyone who received it to delete the email without clicking on the link or confirming or...

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Email Request To Validate Profile Information With TDLR Is A Phishing Scam
Dec16

Email Request To Validate Profile Information With TDLR Is A Phishing Scam

AUSTIN – An unknown number of people appear to have been targeted with an email that asks them to validate their profile information with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. TDLR did not send the email, and the agency urges anyone who received it to delete the email without clicking on the link or confirming or providing any personal information. A TDLR licensee alerted the agency to the scam email. TDLR notified the Texas...

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Texas Workforce Commission Warns of Fake Social Media Sites, Imposter Emails
May14

Texas Workforce Commission Warns of Fake Social Media Sites, Imposter Emails

Texas Workforce Commission News Release Austin – The Texas Workforce Commission is warning Texans about cleverly designed fake social media sites and imposter emails designed to look like they come from the agency, but which are really scams seeking to enable thieves to steal Texans’ identities. Texans seeking unemployment benefits are warned not to send any personally identifiable information or transact any business except...

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Protect Yourself From Social Security Scams
Jan28

Protect Yourself From Social Security Scams

Here are some facts about the recent outbreak of Social Security Scams Scammers are pretending to be government employees. Scammers will try to scare you and trick you into giving them your personal information and money. They may threaten you or your family and may demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action. They may threaten you with a warrant for your arrest. It’s a scam DON’T BE FOOLED! IF YOU...

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Top 12 IRS Scams; Local Resident Receives Scam Call Tuesday
Jul31

Top 12 IRS Scams; Local Resident Receives Scam Call Tuesday

They’re at it again… a KSST listener called to say that his elderly neighbor was almost the victim of a scam that involved false information and an individual purported to be an IRS representative. Thanks to the caller, a former member of law enforcement, the neighbor was informed that he was being scammed. The call from one stating they were with the IRS demanded the elderly man get a money card and pay money owed. The neighbor had...

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Yet Another Scam Makes the Rounds
Sep28

Yet Another Scam Makes the Rounds

An official appearing letter may be in your inbox.  Rest assured it is a scam. KSST received this letter via email on Wednesday September 28th, 2017. If you are a victim of an Internet crime, you may file a report with the FBI here.

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IRS Scammers Change Tactics
Mar31

IRS Scammers Change Tactics

The Internal Revenue Service has some advice for taxpayers this April Fool’s Day that  may prevent them from being the victim of a tax scam: Don’t be fooled by scammers. Stay safe and be informed. Here are some of the most recent IRS-related scams to be on the lookout for: Scammers Change Tactics. The IRS is receiving new reports of scammers calling under the guise of verifying tax return information over the phone. The latest...

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IRS Issues Scam Warning
Oct21

IRS Issues Scam Warning

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams: Scammers make unsolicited calls.  Thieves call taxpayers claiming to be IRS officials. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill. They con...

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Texas State Securities Board Warns About Growing Number Of Online Investment Schemes
Aug11

Texas State Securities Board Warns About Growing Number Of Online Investment Schemes

Texas State Securities Board Aug. 11, 2021, News Release Anyone Can be Anyone on the Internet: How to Guard Against Imposters The Texas State Securities Board is warning investors about a growing number of online investment schemes in which bad actors impersonate registered, licensed firms. These impersonation schemes are growing more and more sophisticated as scammers more efficiently leverage technology to defraud the public....

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TWC Releases Guidance on Overpayments Related To Identity Theft
May04

TWC Releases Guidance on Overpayments Related To Identity Theft

May 4, 2021 News Release Austin – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is issuing guidance to individuals who receive notices of overpayment due to identity theft, to clarify the best way to respond to such instances. Identity theft is on the rise, and scammers are targeting Texans, using stolen information to attempt to gain further information. While TWC identifies and locks down most fraudulent applications, it is possible in...

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