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[6 May 2013 | 13 Comments | 16,672 views]
Scammy scammers and their scammy scams

Believe it or not, there are still companies out there trying to sucker people out of their cash. We’ve seen people swipe information off the Internet and use it to swindle people out of their cash for years and you’d think their tactics would be common knowledge by now.
Sadly, that appears not to be the case. Those scammy rascals are still out there and making phone calls, and that suggests that people are still get ripped off by unscrupulous people using slimy tactics.
Earlier today, I got a call on my …

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[10 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 7,697 views]
HARP 2 launches, Better Business Bureau warns of scams

It seems whenever a new government program is launched with the goal of helping consumers, scammers show up and start working to rip off people who are looking for financial relief.
For awhile, we had to endure a bunch of Internet chatter from scam artists promising to tap into stimulus money from the government and offer “personal bailouts” to consumers (for a fee, of course). We’ve seen bogus credit counseling schemes, mortgage refinancing scams and, well, just a number of things floated out there people wanting to take consumers’ hard earned …

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[16 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 3,478 views]
IRS email scam alive and well in 2011

It’s back and as obnoxious as ever — an email scam that dupes people into installing a virus in hopes of either avoiding trouble from the tax man or getting an email.
This isn’t a new scam, but it’s one that the IRS says is common this time of year. It’s been proven effective, too, and was the most common email scam two years ago. Why do people still fall for it even though it’s been around for awhile and people have been warned not to open attachments from unfamiliar people?
“No …

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[13 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,187 views]
Looking for work? Here are some local resources that might help

As anyone who has been paying attention is well aware, the economy is still a mess.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services reported the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in October — up slightly over the 7.7 percent rate in September and up from 7.5 percent a year ago. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate was 9.6 percent — down from 10.1 percent a year ago.
In short, Arkansas’ civilian workforce totals 1.34 million and 104,800 of those able-bodied employees are looking for jobs.
Beverly Smith, co-owner of Career Staffing Services (CSS) in North …