Consumers are receiving phone calls and robocalls from individuals claiming to be agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These bogus calls claim that citizens owe back taxes, threatening them with arrest if they do not pay immediately.

Victims have been robbed of millions of dollars since the scam began circulating four years ago, according to the IRS.

“Don’t be fooled by callers pretending to be from the IRS in an attempt to steal your money,” says IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “We continue to say if you are surprised to be hearing from us, then you’re not hearing from us.”

The scripts used in calls may vary, but the intent is the same. “The caller may threaten you with arrest or court action to trick you into making a payment,” Koskinen says. “Some schemes may say you’re entitled to a huge refund. These all add up to trouble. Some simple tips can help protect you.”

According to the IRS website,

Read More

What’s Your Speed?

speedtestIt’s a good idea to occasionally check your Internet connection speed to see if there are any potential problems with the connection or your equipment. You can easily check your connection speed by going to:

Run several tests over a couple of days to get a more accurate picture of your Internet connection. You’ll see that there are 2 speeds being reported: download and upload.

If your connection speed isn’t what you’d expect, there may be issues with an outdated wireless router or the router may be in a location that doesn’t provide excellent coverage all over the house.

Call 715-231-2000 to find out how we can help improve your Internet connection and wireless router coverage.