Consumer 6: Scams, stocks and taxes


Thursday, September 28th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma state attorney general’s office has issued a warning about scam artists in the state. The scam involves credit cards. A person telephones your home pretending to be an employee of your credit card company. He or she then asks you to confirm your credit card number.

Oklahoma State Attorney General Drew Edmondson says it happened the other night to an elderly relative of one of his employees. Luckily, the lady hung up. However, it prompted Edmondson to issue an official warning and a safety reminder to never give your credit card number over the phone, unless you initiated the call.

Keep track of the market

If you don't watch the stock market on a daily basis, you may not feel informed enough to buy or trade stocks. However, stockhomework.com has the information for you. The website has descriptions of more than 24 companies, and lists the competitive issues each company faces. The site plans to expand the list of companies in the near future.

Time running out on 1999 tax returns

Time is running out to file late tax returns for 1999. If you were able to get the extra two month extension from the Internal Revenue Service on top of the standard four month extension, you have until October 16th to get your return filed.

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