Smelling Smoke from Wildfires? Scammers Smell Opportunity

We have been masking up to protect ourselves from spreading the coronavirus, and now we are facing another state emergency, simultaneously fighting two dozen significant wildfires. Statewide, 1.1 million acres have burned and nearly 240,000 Californians have been evacuated from their homes. BEWARE of scams! The fires have added another layer of devastation and stress,

CFPB Launches New Mortgage and Housing Assistance Website

In the early onset of the COVID-19 crisis, California Governor Newsom requested credit unions and state-chartered banks, mortgage lenders and loan servicers to provide financial relief for consumers and homeowners affected by the pandemic.  However, some homeowners and/or renters are still not seeing the relief and the current financial situation seems to have worsen. We

Open a Bank Account to Speed Receiving Your IRS Economic Impact Payments

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has been working to develop resources that will make it easier for consumers without a bank account to find a bank that can open an account online without going into a branch: https://www.fdic.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments/ If you do not have an account, many banks offer ways to open one remotely – online

Cuídese de las estafas con cheques y los fraudes en los pagos relacionados con el coronavirus

El 30 de marzo, el Departamento del Tesoro de los Estados Unidos anunció que la distribución de cheques de estímulo debido al coronavirus ya estaba en marcha a través de pagos automáticos. Los cheques de estímulo, al igual que una devolución de impuestos, estarán a cargo del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (Internal Revenue Service, IRS).