The IRS issued the following alert related to a phishing scam tartgeting the military.
IRS Consumer Alert
Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a new, email-based phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees. The email appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services and displays a .mil email . . . → Read More: IRS Consumer Alert – Phishing scam targeting Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees
Falling behind on your student loan payments?
Know your options
Before you start, it will be helpful to have a list of your loans, as well as the required monthly payment amounts and any written documents you have received from a debt collector. If you don’t have this information, don’t worry.
While this tool can’t give you advice for . . . → Read More: CFPB Tool for Student Loan Payments
Could These Diamonds Be Yours? Take A Look At Unusual Unclaimed Property…
A sack of loose diamonds, gold bars and a can of sardines are among the valuable and sometimes strange items that California Controller John Chiang is working to return to rightful owners.
The Controller’s Office has received more than $6 billion in unclaimed property, which includes . . . → Read More: Could These Diamonds Be Yours? Take A Look At Unusual Unclaimed Property
The California Organized Investment Network(COIN) announced that 2012 California CDFI Tax Credits are still available for community development investments.
California Tax Credits of $553,295 are available to support over $2.75 million in community development investments in the COIN certified CDFIs.
All qualified investments must be equal to or greater than $50,000 and invested for a minimum term of . . . → Read More: 2012 California CDFI Tax Credits Available for Community Development Investments
California Controller Urges Public To Search Unclaimed Property Database
Click on image of Controller Chiang below to watch the video.
On June 15, 2012, Controller John Chiang released this video. Read the script here:
Hi, this is State Controller John Chiang with an important message.
Our state is holding more than $6 billion dollars’ worth of unclaimed property. . . . → Read More: California Controller Urges Public To Search Unclaimed Property Database – YouTube Video
Keep an eye out for the new Go Direct® public service announcement, which is being offered to television stations nationwide to use on air. This new campaign video features U.S. Treasury Customer Service Agents explaining the three simple steps federal benefit check recipients can take to switch to direct deposit or the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® . . . → Read More: GoDirect.org 60 Second Public Service Announcement – Link to it!
The following was excerpted from an announcement made by the California Attorney General this week.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the Department of Justice which will focus on protecting consumer and individual privacy . . . → Read More: California Attorney General Announces Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit
Financial Education on Facebook
Curious about the financial education efforts by banks? Looking for a medium to share your bank’s initiatives?
Head to the ABA Education Foundation’s Facebook page to post your pictures and stories, and read others!
This is a great way for bankers to display their community commitment. Simply visit the ABA Education Foundation Facebook fan page and post . . . → Read More: Financial Education on ABA Facebook Page
The Grandparent Scam
Don’t Let It Happen to You
You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because . . . → Read More: The Grandparent Scam
MyMoney.gov MyMoneyAppUp Challenge
U.S. Department of the Treasury, with D2D Fund and CFSI, is challenging the public and offering cash prizes for ideas for next generation mobile tools to help Americans shape their financial futures. To learn more and enter your ideas, please visit IdeaBank.MyMoneyAppUp.Challenge.Gov.
Submit your idea today!
About the Challenge
The MyMoneyAppUp Challenge consists of two separate challenges, . . . → Read More: MyMoney.gov “MyMoneyAppUp Challenge” Submit your idea today!