Tax season brings preparation scams

This tax season your Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office to warn the public about the dangers of tax identity theft. This joint warning is in cooperation with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which takes place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. As W2s begin flooding in through the mail and tax preparer advertisements pop up online, this is a great time to remind family and friends of the best practices for keeping their identity safe from harm.

Scammers target college applicants

If you have a child thinking about college next year, you are likely dealing with the heat of the application cycle. Due dates are coming up, early decisions are coming in and high school seniors are battling senioritis. If higher education is a possibility for your or a child next year, you may be thinking about how to pay for it. As college becomes more and more expensive, parents and students alike are scrambling for the best scholarships and grants. Unfortunately, scammers play on this daunting financial commitment.

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