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Later in this email, find out why you should never Google a customer service phone number.

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Clark reveals how much cash he keeps in case there’s an emergency that prevents him from accessing his bank. He has a rule for you as well. Read more.

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☎️ Clark: Don’t Run a Google Search for a Company Phone Number

Keeping track of every possible scam is harder than drinking water out of a firehose.

But we try to keep you informed of some of the bigger scams that target consumers.

In today’s podcast, Clark explained how crooks manipulate Google search results to scam you when you’re looking for help:

“This is a never rule. Never Google a company’s phone number. Because those results are wrong. I don’t know if it’s 100% of the time or 99% of the time.

“You are going to have scamsters who pop up who have figured out how to manipulate search results and the phone numbers there take you directly to scammers. Not to the company you’re trying to reach.

“Go to the website of a company itself and they try to hide their phone numbers. But you should be able to find them with some work. And then you call them. But never trust a phone number from any search ever, not ever.”

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💸 125,000+: Number of notices the IRS is in the process of sending out to individuals who made $400,000+ and failed to file returns between 2017 and 2021. Here’s when taxes are due this year.

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Clark recently talked about selling I bonds, but there’s an important detail on I bonds and taxes that you really need to know if you do it. Also, more and more employers are asking employees to come back into the office. But some workers would rather take a pay cut than commute! There may be opportunities to find a better job where you feel valued.

☎️ Need Money Help?

The Team Clark Consumer Action Center is a free helpline that can help you navigate your money questions. Call 636-492-5275. Visit for more information.

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