Fraud alert: Beware of telephone and email tax scams


Elizabeth Medora

NORTH VALLEY – Scammers dont take the holidays off, and this holiday season, local law enforcement agencies are warning the community to be aware of continuing email and phone scams designed to defraud taxpayers.

Local residents have recently been targeted by telephone scammers who demand money and threaten residents if funds arent immediately sent. The scammers claim to be from the IRS; they try to threaten and scam taxpayers. The Yavapai County Sheriffs Office is reporting that they have been receiving numerous reports of telephone tax scams.


Page 3 of 3 – Even with such prognostication, the industry is expected to withstand at least the first major storm making landfall.

A month ago, the state Office of Insurance Regulation reported the 112 property-insurance companies participating in an annual catastrophe stress test of financial resources could withstand a 1-in-100 year storm.

A 1-in-100-year storm is an event that has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any given year. A 1-in-50-year storm has a 2 percent chance of happening.

by Grandesso Federico

BRUSSELS, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) — Belgium announced on Monday that it would maintain its terror alert at level 4, the highest level possible, for Brussels until next Monday.

Security in my country was either managed in a bad way or it didnt have the financial resources needed. The investments in security are not sufficient, Senator Bertin Mampaka told Xinhua in an exclusive interview sunday evening amid multiple police raids in cental Brussels.

We should have started to reinforce the police forces two or three years ago, said Mampaka.

Mampaka said terror suspects were free to travel in Europe. They had the time to travel between Paris and Brussels...

LightStream says it will give you a personal loan for “practically anything.”

Of course, that’s true of most personal loans: Once you qualify for a loan at a particular interest rate, you typically can spend the money on anything you want.

LightStream’s twist is that what you buy determines the interest rate you pay. If you have a credit score above 680 and a substantial credit history, LightStream has interest rates tailored for everything from buying a horse to paying for fertility treatments.

For example, a well-qualified borrower getting LightStream’s best rates on an unsecured, $25,000 three-year loan would pay:

  • 1.99% APR on a new car loan
  • 4.99%...

On Monday,Rdio declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in one of the bigger busts in the era of streamed music. The filing was expected after an announcement that the on-demand service would sell some of its key assets to Pandora for $75 million, but court papers lodged in US Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco, California reveal more about the companys financial state.

At the time of the bankruptcy filing, Rdio had more than $190 million in secured debt and about $30 million of unsecured debt.

Much of the secured debt is owed to Pulser Media, which provided the bulk of the companys financing since its inception in 2008 and is now a majority owner. As for unsecured creditors, digital media...

Horizon Technology Finance Provides $5.5 Million Venture Loan Facility to Skyword

November 18, 2015: 04:15 PM ET

FARMINGTON, Conn. and BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (Nasdaq:HRZN) (“Horizon”), a leading specialty finance company that provides capital in the form of secured loans to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services and cleantech industries, announced today it has closed a new $5.5 million venture loan facility to Skyword Inc. (“Skyword”), a leading content marketing software and services company.  Skyword will use the proceeds...

The major drawback of value investing is the fact that most of the companies selected according to its principles usually offer below-the-average growth prospects. More than ever before, investors are able to better evaluate future thanks to advanced information technologies and latest scientific findings. Unlike growth investing, which puts a greater emphasis on the future potential of the company, value investing is strictly concerned with the here and now. With increasing predictability of earnings growth potential, growth investing could become a more attractive investing approach.

However, even growth investing has its downsides. Most of the growth companies trade at excessively...

Olomomo Nut Company Financing

Olomomo Nut Company, Llc, Limited Liability Company just released form D regarding $950,000 debt financing. The date of first sale was 2014-08-08. Olomomo Nut Company was able to sell $524,000 so far. That is 55.16 % of the financing round. The total private offering amount was $950,000. The financing form was filed on 2015-11-11. The reason for the financing was: The Issuer previously agreed to pay commissions of up to 10% of the gross offering proceeds; however, no such commissions have been paid in connection with the offering and none are expected to be paid.. The fundraising still has about $426,000 more and is not closed yet. We have to wait...

Sell-side Wall Street brokers are anticipating ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) will post current quarter earnings per share of $1.73. This figure is based on the average estimates of the analysts that cover the company. For the period ending on 2015-09-30 the company reported earnings per share of $2.15. Based on the latest public information, the firm is slated to next report earnings on or around 2016-02-04.

Analysts that cover the stock have a mean consensus price target of $N/A for ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) .This one year figure is the mean estimate coming from the research analysts that recently released reports on stock. The latest update on price target was seen on N/A.

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On a different note, The Company has disclosed insider buying and selling activities to the Securities Exchange, Goldthorpe Edward J., officer (President) of Apollo Investment Corp, executed a transaction worth $68,800 on August 11, 2015. A total of 10,000 shares were purchased at an average price of $6.88. The Insider information was divulged by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing. The information is based on open market trades at the market prices.Option exercises are not covered. Currently the company Insiders own 0.23% of Apollo Investment Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 47.14% of Apollo Investment Corporation shares....