It’s not just tax time you have to worry about. The IRS says that “In the latest twist, the scammer claims to be from the IRS and tells the victim about two certified letters purportedly sent to the taxpayer in the mail but returned as undeliverable. The scam artist then threatens arrest if a payment is not made through a prepaid debit card. The scammer also tells the victim that the card is linked to the EFTPS system when, in fact, it is entirely controlled by the scammer. The victim is also warned not to contact their tax preparer, an attorney or their local IRS office until after the tax payment is made. “
The referenced EFTPS system is an automated system for paying federal taxes electronically and is offered free by the Internal Revenue Service. Also, the IRS does not use email, text messages or social media to discuss personal tax issues, such as those involving bills or refunds.
For more information on this and other scam alerts from the IRS, go here
New OnePlus 5
Modest Price Plus Great Features Add Up To A Winner
Several reviews give the new OnePlus 5 a big thumbs up. As Engadget puts it, “what’s most striking is just how much this tiny company managed to get right in a phone that costs less than $550 . . . It might not have every single whiz-bang feature that you’ll find in other flagship smartphones, but the thoughtful balance of style, power and price make it a star. ” Business Insider says take a look before you buy any other Android Smartphone. And Wired calls it “power-user catnip.”
Top notch components include Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 or 8 gigs of LPDDR4X RAM, a 3,300 mAh battery with super-fast charging, 64 or 128 gigs of storage, dual-sim support, Bluetooth 5.0, a two-camera array on the rear and a 16-megapixel selfie cam.
You can check it out at the above links.
The Best 2-In-1 Hybrid
2-In-1 convertible hybrids are a great choice for their ability to be equally at home whether for play or work – for travel or desktop. TechRadar reviews their 10 choices so far this year. Topping off the list are the HP Spectre x360 and as might be expected the Microsoft Surface Book i7.
The HP Spectre x 360 (left) is touted for its ultra thin, light styling and snappy keyboard. TechRadar notes that it holds its own against anything Apple at a price of about $999
The Microsoft Surface Book i7 pluses are its “Vastly improved graphics and huge battery life gains.” It’s an expensive price point, however, starting at around $2799
Other top picks are Samsung Notebook 7 Spin, Microsoft Surface Book, Asus ZenBook Flip UX360, HP Spectre x360 15, Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, Lenovo Yoga 720, Lenovo Yoga 910 and the Lenovo Yoga 900S.
As might be expected, your favorite will likely depend on that magic blend of features and price point to meet your specific must-haves.
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