Business License Scam Alert

Recently the City has been made aware of business license holders in Pasadena being targeted and threatened by phony websites and emails posing as the City in an attempt to steal license holders’ personal information. Example of a City website spoofing with a phony identify verification popup. Always verify the URL of websites you are visiting. If you are unsure of a website, use the Google Safe Browsing tool or similar trusted tool to verify the site. Examples of City... continue reading »"Business License Scam Alert"

Fraud Alert! Beware of Common Tax Scams

Tax season is upon us, a time of year when the scammers go into overdrive. Be extra careful while online, and avoid activities that could put your identity and finances at risk. It doesn’t matter whether you owe money to the IRS or are expecting a refund, as the scammers will target you regardless of your situation. Let’s explore some common tax scams, warning signs that you may be victim, and steps you can take to protect yourself, your identity,... continue reading »"Fraud Alert! Beware of Common Tax Scams"