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IRS and tax industry warn taxpayers of a new coronavirus-related scam

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. The IRS, states and industry, working together as the Security Summit, remind taxpayers that neither the IRS nor state agencies will ever text taxpayers asking for bank account information so that an EIP deposit may be made. “Criminals are relentlessly using COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments as cover to try to trick taxpayers out of their money or…

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IRS and tax industry warn taxpayers of a new coronavirus-related scam

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The FINANCIAL — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. The IRS, states and industry, working together as the Security Summit, remind taxpayers…

1 mln Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain bars to be given to teachers in america

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The FINANCIAL — The drawer, the cabinet, the station, the bin. Whatever shape it takes, it’s a constant in classrooms: the spot where teachers keep snacks for any student who needs one, for any reason at all. School is taking many shapes this year too, but one constant remains: a teacher’s belief that it’s not…

A new study found that hydroxychloroquine can’t prevent COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL — A new study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal shows that hydroxychloroquine shows no benefit in COVID-19 prevention. 132 full-time health care workers took part in the research. Of the 64 participants who took the drug, researchers found that four ended up testing positive for COVID-19 — the same number of people who tested positive…

Microsoft launches new tools to detect deepfake and combat disinformation

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The FINANCIAL — Microsoft announced two new technologies to combat disinformation, new work to help educate the public about the problem, and partnerships to help advance these technologies and educational efforts quickly. Video Authenticator can analyze a still photo or video to provide a percentage chance, or confidence score, that the media is artificially manipulated. In…