Scams http://wesa.fm en Sen. Casey Wants to Get Tough on Senior Scammers http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-wants-get-tough-senior-scammers <p>According to the latest numbers from the Federal Trade Commission, 26 percent of all securities fraud is perpetrated against seniors, but seniors only represent 14 percent of the nation’s population.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:46:58 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 11680 at http://wesa.fm IRS Warns of Tax Scams http://wesa.fm/post/irs-warns-tax-scams <p>While most people have seen spam reading— “the IRS doesn’t want you to know about this!” or “So new, your tax professional doesn’t even know about it!”— the Internal Revenue Service is urging people not to open those emails or follow those&nbsp;links.</p><p>IRS spokeswoman Jennifer Jenkins said, with tax season upon us, people can easily be scammed or have their identities&nbsp;stolen.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Tim Camerato 2610 at http://wesa.fm