Alabama Extension Service is Offering Free Workshops for Home Buyers

Alabama Home Buyers Workshop

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New IRS imposter scam targets college students and staff

If you’re a college student, faculty, or staff member, you’re going to want to pay attention to this one. IRS imposters are sending phishing emails to people with “.edu” email addresses, saying they have information about your “tax refund payment.” What do they really want? Your personal information. Find out more here

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Give yourself some credit (reports)

One important back-to-basics step you can take this Financial Literacy Month (or anytime) is checking your credit report. Your credit report has a summary of your credit history. For example, if you’ve been evicted and a landlord turns uncollected rent over to a collection agency, that might be on your credit report. Information in your […]

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Scammers target loved ones of COVID-19 victims

Government imposters may have hit a new low with a scheme that targets the grieving survivors of people who died of COVID-19 by offering them help paying for their loved one’s funeral expenses. Click here for more information

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Spotting Scammy Emails

Let’s say you get an email about a charge to your credit card for something you aren’t expecting or don’t want. Your first instinct may be to immediately call the company or respond to the email and to stop the payment. Scammers know that, and are taking advantage of it in a new phishing scheme. […]

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