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Starry-eyed Yoga Canceled

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s outdoor yoga has been cancelled. The next outdoor yoga event is July 12 at 8:30 p.m., followed on August 9 starting at 8 p.m.

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Tax Time Scams & Tips

Tax-related scams occur all the time, but consumers are at a higher risk during tax season, says Tom Miller, Iowa’s attorney general. Don’t Respond to “Urgent” Calls Supposedly from IRS This scam has recently generated large volumes of complaints throughout Iowa and the nation.  In this scam, an IRS impersonator calls and demands immediate payment…

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First you win, then you lose

Prize, sweepstakes and international lottery scams This must be your lucky day!  Even though you didn’t enter any drawing, you’ve been notified that you won something big—perhaps cash or a prize.  All you have to do is pay some sort of processing or handling fee, advance taxes or entry fee, and it’s all yours. It’ll…

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Hold the Line on Annoying Robocalls

How to respond to unwanted or illegal prerecorded robocalls If you signed up for the “do not call list,” then why hasn’t it stopped those annoying pre-recorded calls?  It’s a question that many Iowans ask as they complain about robocalls. Robocalls are recorded voices that often utilize autodialers to make large batches of calls simultaneously. …

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Avoiding door-to-door scams

Don’t let them in your house. While there are legitimate salespeople that still make door-to-door visits, consumers should be very cautious by not allowing any unexpected guests into their home. If someone comes to your door that you do not know, you should ask who it is through a closed door. If it’s a solicitor…

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Removing data from computer hard drives, storage devices & wireless phones

While the word “delete” means “remove,” did you know that deleting files from your computer’s storage device doesn’t generally remove them? That’s important, because computer storage devices often store very sensitive data, such as passwords, financial information and personal files. If you’re selling, donating or disposing of a computer or data storage device, or you’re…

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Removing data from computer hard drives, storage devices & wireless phones

While the word “delete” means “remove,” did you know that deleting files from your computer’s storage device doesn’t generally remove them? That’s important, because computer storage devices often store very sensitive data, such as passwords, financial information and personal files. If you’re selling, donating or disposing of a computer or data storage device, or you’re…

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