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February 09, 2019

Tax Time Scams
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As Americans get ready preparing their tax returns, criminals are busy too, looking for ways to scam tax payers out of their money. A security expert shares what you can do. Then, a psychologist says women at work are treated worse by other women, than by men.
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Common Tax Fraud Schemes
Americans are preparing to file their taxes, and fraudsters are getting ready to target taxpayers with new scams. Darrell Laffoon, Chief Technology Officer of security firms EZShield + IdentityForce outlined some of the most common schemes used to commit tax fraud and tax-related identity theft. He noted that the IRS never uses email to contact taxpayers or others filing tax returns. He explained what to do if you are targeted.
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Women Incivility in the Workplace
Nancy O’Reilly, PsyD, licensed psychologist, author of In This Together: How Successful Women Support Each Other in Work and Life explained why women experience more rudeness and incivility from other women in the workplace than they do from men. She said women have not been trained to lead as women. She offered suggestions for women to offer support to each other at work, rather than competing. She explained why men should also be concerned about this trend.
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References on Resumes
Cheryl Hyatt co-founder of Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search talked about the importance of references in job searches. She said they are an integral part of an application package. She offered suggestions to customize references for specific jobs and how to choose the best people as references.
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