IRS Tax Scam

Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals.

The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Recognize the telltale signs of a scam. See also: How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door

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Winter Storms

Winter storms can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, as well as a combination of all of these conditions. These conditions make driving hazardous as well as making walking difficult if not impossible. These conditions may cause downed trees and power lines resulting in power outages that can last for days. During winter storm events injuries and deaths have occurred from such things as exposure to the elements, dangerous road conditions, carbon monoxide poisoning from using various things in an unsafe manner for heating purposes.

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Holiday Package Thefts

Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but it has its own hazards. Many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps by their carriers, and these unattended parcels prove irresistible to thieves, who need to do nothing more than walk away with them when no one's looking.

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