Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Toledo Police are investigating cases of tax identity fraud, in which a scammer takes your information, files a tax return and gets away your refund.
"The way people find out this is happening is they file their own return and get a letter back from the IRS saying they've already got a return from you," said Dick Eppstein of the Better Business Bureau.
Eppstein says it happens when your social security number gets stolen, but it can also happen by leaving information with an untrustworthy accountant.
"You gotta protect your W2, protect your Social Security number and make sure if they won't do taxes for you, you take that worksheet," said Eppstein.
Eppstein says to always work with an established company or accountant, keep your personal information secure and not to leave anything behind with an accountant you don't plan to use.
Those who suspect they may be a victim of this type of fraud can call the IRS at 1-800-829-0433.