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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 11:21 pm on March 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Business Consultants Utilize Virtual Business Assistants 

    Business consultants are respected and relied upon in every industry in every country. Consultants are admired for both their expertise and their independence. A consultant’s job is to consult. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s that simple.

    But what separates a good consultant from a bad consultant is there passion, drive for excellence and how they’re able to manage it all. Stop trying to do it all, just offload and outsource. Outsourcing can make your job a lot easier and improve your business or projects.

    Many business & management consultants offload and outsource to Virtual Business Assistants like Clerical Business Solutions http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    Clerical Business Solutions provides business office management services.

    Learn to delegate and outsource to a Virtual Business Assistant Company like Clerical Business Solutions http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net . Clerical Business Solutions partners with business / management consultant to help them improve their productivity, efficiency and their bottom-line.

    Clerical Business Solutions has a variety of services to help benefit your business or projects and become your backbone from behind the scenes.

    For your business or project needs contact Clerical Business Solutions, your business office manager will be Renee: clericalbusinesssolutions@gmail.com

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 7:43 pm on January 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Invest In Onshore Outsourcing For Your Business Or Projects 

    Many professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners have yet to realize or reap the benefits of onshore outsourcing. Onshore outsourcing can be accomplished in a cost-effective manner and is a worthwhile investment. Sometimes the term “outsourcing” can evoke negative connotations. But it’s not a negative, it’s a positive. Especially when it’s onshore outsourcing & more localized.

    There are many companies & professionals who reap the benefits of onshore outsourcing everyday with great success by putting it to work for them. They do this by utilizing a Virtual Business Assistant or Virtual Business Manager.

    Onshore outsourcing helps to reduce or eliminate the breakdown in communication as opposed to offshore outsourcing, which is better for business. By utilizing onshore outsourcing through a Virtual Business Assistant, people have found that outsourcing their administrative office support is helping their business or projects a lot. With the great leaps, bounds and improvements in today’s technology & the internet world, so many things can be accomplished virtually than ever before.

    Utilizing a Virtual Business Assistant has helped many businesses address many employee staffing dilemmas. Which means that you work with a Virtual Business Assistant as a partner not an employee. You can utilize this assistance with or without employees or on an as need basis. With a Virtual  Business  Assistant, you have an outlet to offload, outsource & get your business or projects moving in the right direction. This way, you can relax and release the stresses of your daily business management, you can become more organized, get work completed in a more timely manner or obtain benefical consulting advice.

    There are many things that a Virtual Business Assistant can do for you:

    • administrative office support/ business management
    • word processing/ typing: letters, documents, e-books/ books, thesis, dissertation, manuals transcription, minutes, memos, manuals etc….
    • company liaison
    • strategic planning assistant
    • blog posting, article writing
    • business plans
    • social network site maintenance/ setup
    • create systems of organization
    • Data entry/ management
    • client contact
    • desktop publishing
    • keeping your itinerary/ calendar management
    • event planning/ conformations
    • creation of surveys, spreadsheets  AND MUCH MORE!!

    Just imagine… All elements of your project under control. Organized. Signed off and moving forward with a Virtual Business Assistant. Starting now and the years to come, utilizing a Virtual Business Assistant is becoming the way to operate a business in a more efficient manner and a key business strategy. This business strategy helps you to get ahead of your competition, a way for you to stay more effctive in your industry and a great way for you to branch out without you having to incur additional in-house business expenses.

    As business owners or professionals, we all want to do more with less, stay more productive and keep our business in business. So onshore outsourcing is the way to go.

    Many project personnel, professionals and business owners will get more work done, improve on their business or projects by building virtual business partnerships with a Virtual Business Assistant. Developing partherships or alliences with the resources of other businesses is a wise business strategy and will have your competition wondering how in the world you’re able to just do it all with little to no effort. In this approach, a lead organization creates alliances externally, with other groups or companies that possess the best in class competencies to deliver services or to build specific products in the best time frame time possible.

    Remember that  onshore outsourcing to a Virtual Business Assistant is a wise business move and a great business investment.

     
    • Len Foster 10:41 am on February 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Really love this post and I could not agree more with the points it makes. Too many people try to do everything for them selves to ‘save money’ when it would be far more cost effective to outsource it I advocate this on my site http://www.easyoutsourcingforprofits.com

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 8:28 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    There Is A Strategy To Email Management 

    There are strategies to many things that you do in a business and email management should have a strategy also. Sometimes email can be a monster to manage. Many people spend the majority of their day sifting through this madness. Email management is a big part of business communication & customer service, which continues to grow.

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    For most companies there is a steady growth of inbound emails and they have to figure out cost-effective measures to help manage it all.

    It is the first line of communication for some companies. Many times this way of communication is how many companies resolve customer issues. With email, it can be a challenge responding to customer inquiries in a timely manner. Your company has to find a way to utilize this medium to improve customer expectation, external perception & internal communication. It doesn’t have to be as bad as it seems with a little organization and security implementation.

    Email management can be as smooth as pie and it should be taken into consideration with any other type of records management system. It should be addressed similar to the organizational standards of addressing other information and records management.

    A company works with four major types of records which are:

    • Vital
    • Important
    • Useful
    • Nonessential

    Your company needs policies and tools for managing emails, such as:

    • Classification
    • Storage
    • Preservation
    • Management
    • Destruction

    Once you have the proper tools in place, retrieving needed information can be easy and help to keep incoming information on track. Very few companies have implemented solid e-mail management strategies. Having email management and security is very important for all businesses big and small.

    Failure to implement e-mail management strategies of organization, security and dissemination of information can pose some risks to your organization. Some companies haven’t defined e-mail management, and they’ve left it to individuals to delete, manage, classify and save e-mail on their desktop computers. That could be an unorganized way to manage email. Depending on the types of information that you receive and the email address that’s used, there should be someone (or a group) specific to handle them.

    It can pose a big risk if you don’t know who’s doing what and how it’s being done. But when it comes to deciding how long to retain e-mails, how to determine which messages to keep or delete and whether to use encryption, many organizations don’t have a clue.

    Depending on how your company is structured, you can implement different types of email management software or security protection to help.You can also checkout some email organization tips  here.

    It’s a mistake to set policies that address e-mail usage but disregard e-mail content.  Information should be managed according to its value to the organization and according to any regulatory requirements that are in place.

     
  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 6:31 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Don’t Stress Over Email: Manage It! 

    When trying to decipher your email and get on with your day, don’t spend all of your quality time on it. It can be a time waster if you don’t manage it & use it wisely. If you are in business that can be bad for business. Learn to go through your emails in a more proficient & organized way.

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    A. HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CHECK IT ?

    Many of our most important communications are done through email. Many people would say check it only 2 times a day, that’s fine if you are not running a business. In business, that may be impossible, you be the judge. If you can successfully manage your business emails by only checking them twice a day that’s good. For a lot of other people twice a day would mean missed opportunities, so 4-5 times a day may be enough.

    Ponder the purpose of each email & ask yourself “Is this a good use of my time ?” You must have a system in place & allow only specific times of the day to check your email. Go through each one & decide what’s most important to get through your business day. Make notes of the important ones (name of the email, date &/ or time), how soon or when you need to handle that email.

    To have a more productive day don’t spend all of your time or several hours on emails till the point where you can’t finish your business of the day. Make a list of the times or days that you will go through your email & stick to it! Save the none improtant stuff for later times in the day, on the weekend or at the close of business; stuff like saying hello to friends, reading jokes, filtering spam.

    B. IMPLEMENT STEPS TO ORGANIZE & PRIORITIZE EMAILS

    If you get a lot of email, a way to insure that you see the most important emails you can start by having 2 accounts. Use your main or 1st email address for general purposes ( this could be the one that you put on your business cards). The 2nd one could be like an unlisted phone number ( it’s the one that you only give to select people, important clients, special email notices etc….)

    Another option is to use the filter functions on your emails. This automatically routes incoming messages from certain people to their own special folders. You can use filters to seperate business from personal emails. You can even direct different client messages into their own unique folders.  Filters will also sort junk mail. Set your filter to detect incoming messages that have words like “friends”, “make money”, “hot”, “sexy” and so on to the trash bin, junk folder etc…

    C. PROCESS PROMPTLY THEN FILE OR DELETE

    Read each email once or twice then file it or delete it. Take no more than 24-48 hours to decide on deleting or filing each email. The only ones that should linger in your inbox are ones that you haven’t read yet, that require an action or response from you or for others to see. Your email must become a part of your to-do list & by keeping your incoming emails low, it’s a real time saver.

    By using these steps you will know that items in your inbox will require an action or response then messages that you’ve dealt with have been filed, deleted or archived. For emails that you must keep, create folders for clients, projects, special info then drag & drop emails (after you’ve read them) to the right folder. Don’t create too many special folders, this becomes a time waster, you’ll have too many places to look when you are trying to find an old email then you’ll become unorganized yet once again & you’ll have to start over.

    You could also try to file all emails that you’ve read or dealt with into one or two big folders or save them to a disc/cd, then you won’t have to wonder where you filed them. No matter which method that you use, periodically go through all your folders & delete any thing that you no longer need.

    D. DON’T PRINT OUT EMAILS

    If you print out your emails start now to stop this habit. It increases the amount of paper that you have to deal with, it wastes time & causes you to hold on to unnecessary emails. Filing & retrieving is quicker on your computer. You can also use contact management software like ACT, Goldmine (that way each email is linked to the name of the person that sent it to you then emails that you send are linked to the recipients record). The only time to print out an email is when it pertains to a specific project so print it out then file it with the project.

    E. USEFUL SUBJECT HEADERS

    Scrolling through lots of vague subject headers like “FYI”, “Meeting”, “Question” etc.. is a time waster. Put specific subject headers in all the emails that you send, when recipients reply, your header will carry over. Your stored emails will clearer subject lines. Some email programs will allow you to change the subject lines on emails that’s already been received.

    F. FAST REPLIES

    If you get lots of email inquiries about the same issues over & over again, create templates in your email program, for quick routine replies. You can customize them so it’s still faster than writing from scratch.

    G. TO EMAIL OR NOT TO EMAIL

    Email is a great time saving tool when you are sending the same message to several people or if you need a record of exactly what was discussed such as project details. Its more private than faxing, if many people share the same fax machine. You may not want to email urgent messages unless you know that the recipient is in the office & they check their email continually.Try sending a voice mail if they are out. If you need a back-and-forth conversation, try making a phone call or instant messaging. Sometimes emails waste more time than it saves.

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    • lenfoster 4:22 pm on December 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Anything that saves time, cuts down on the day to day grind and the sameness of certain tasks always gets my vote. There is a good case for outsourcing some mail management as there is so much time lost sorting through unwanted mail

      You can find out more about the benefits of outsourcing at
      http://easyoutsourcingforprofits.com/

      • Clerical Business Solutions 9:07 pm on December 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Lenfoster,

        There are many ways to manage this madness that’s called email. Sometimes email can seem like a necessary evil, lol. As you stated, many companies and professionals have chosen to outsource their email management for general reasons or success in maintaining their business or projects.

        Email happens but in many cases it’s needed and must be managed.

        Clerical Business Solutions
        Virtual Assistant Company & Business Management Assistance~ Providing outsourcing solutions & business or project assistance. http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • 4 Hour Workweek Project 5:43 pm on February 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You have really put together a great article here. I have done many of the basic things you suggest but your information has provided me with some other things to think about.

      I am going to try your 2 Account idea…I think this could really work for me.

      Thanks a lot….

      • Clerical Business Solutions 3:26 pm on March 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi 4 Hour,

        I hope this info helps you, cause so many people get stressed out over email. It can ruin your day, till you just can’t get anything done. It’s always good to have a system in place & develop your own system to keep thing organized.

        ~Clerical Business Solutions
        Administrative Business Management Company
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • Len Foster 8:12 am on March 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      As far as reading emails or doing anything on the internet goes I have one golden rule that must be obeyed.

      If I suddenly start reading or looking at junk I turn my head to the left to look at my notice board. There’s a sign there that says
      1 What am I doing right now that will make or save me money?

      2 What can I do right now that will make or save me money?

      3 What is the most important thing I could be doing right now that will make or save me money?

      I look at the sign, look at what I’m doing and that pretty much decides if I carry on or not. Doing this provides focus and saves time as well.

    • 4 Hour Workweek Project 2:35 pm on March 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Len,

      This is a great idea and thanks for sharing – I am going to make up my own sign today and put it up. I’m quite sure it will help me stay right on track in my work-day….

    • Len Foster 8:07 am on March 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      A few more things I do to manage email

      1 Don’t have a sound attached to incoming email

      2 Only look at emails twice a day (max)

      3 Set your ‘out of office’ reply to say something like “Due to my current work load I only read emails from 8.30 to 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 to 4.30 p.m. so my apologies if you don’t get an immediate reply to your email. If it’s important call me on XXXXXXXXX

      People may get a bit upset initially but soon they will realise the value of your time and their own.

    • Len Foster 9:54 am on March 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      If you use webmail and your inbox has gotten out of control you can type create a folder for a person type in their name in the ‘search mail’ box then when all their emails appear simply move them to the folder. Mass filing done quickly 🙂

      • Clerical Business Solutions 10:37 pm on March 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Len,

        Good tip, it’s a good idea to find and utilized a system of organization. because being overloaded with emails can be a problem and keep you unorganized.

        Having an efficient way to manage many business operations is very important. That’s why may people or businesses utilize Virtual Business Assistance for their business or projects. A Virtual Business Assistant can help you to streamline your operations, help to take the load off of you so you can focus on other things, help you to keep/ monitor your appointments, help to keep you organized and more.

        When you get a change consider working with a Virtual Business Assistant, http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net ,the services are beneficial, cost-effective & keeps you organized.

        Clerical Business Solutions~
        Virtual Business Assistant Services
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

    • Tim Sanchez 7:20 pm on March 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Very interesting article. You made a lot of good points. Organization is the key to emails,life,etc. And when you find an organized company, it really makes you happy. For instance, I recently used Auto Shipping Network to ship some cars overseas and was astonished to see how organized they were. Look them up if you ever need to ship a car overseas. Good Stuff!!!

      • Clerical Business Solutions 10:28 pm on March 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Tim,

        Thanks, I hope it was helpful. Through out the life of your business or personal life many times email is highly important and organization is key. Organization is very important for many of your business operations. And just like you stated, that when you find an organized company it makes you happy, yes, it sure does.

        That’s why may people or businesses utilize Virtual Business Assistance for their business or projects. A Virtual Business Assistant can help you to streamline your operations, help you keep/ monitor your appointments, help to keep you organized and more.

        When you get a change consider working with a Virtual Business Assistant, http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net ,the services are beneficial, cost-effective & keeps you organized.

        Clerical Business Solutions~
        Virtual Business Assistant Services
        http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net

  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 1:53 pm on April 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Regain Your Passion For Business 

    Remember the good old days. Yeah, you know the ones, the days when you were first starting out in business and you were feeling great for even starting a business. You had that twinkle in your eye. Yeah, I know that starting out in business can be hectic but thrilling at the same time. As you travel down memory lane, you think of how great business will be once you get everything under control. Just imagine, you’ll have clients here, clients there, clients everywhere and gain business here, business there, business everywhere.

    That’s right you’ll be your own boss and things will be great ! Your business will be booming straight to the top ! You’ll be climbing the ladder of success. As you reminisce & have thoughts of your new business venture, your dreams, hopes & visions become a reality.

    STOP ! Now, Fast Forward To The Present.

    I hate to interrupt your little trip down memory lane but face it you’ve lost it, you know, you lost your passion for business. Where did it go ? It went somewhere between being excited about starting a business & you being stuck dealing with various administrative tasks that have to get done in order to keep your business in business. You are stuck doing things for your business that you hate instead of being out in the business market place, networking and growing your business.

    Don’t just leave your passion at the door bring it in with you. Where did you lose the passion for business, your get up & go ? Maybe just maybe you lost it when you decided that you could handle it all yourself. Instead of getting the help that you oh so desperately need, you try to do it all yourself. You may say I can handle it !                 Oh really, can you ?

    Stop the non-sense & face reality, there are going to be times in business when you’ll need help. That time is now and you know it.  As a business owner or professional don’t be afraid to look for & ask for help. Seek & ye shall find. So when you’re stuck doing the things that you hate, you tend to lose your passion for it all.

    I know that you want to get out and focus on other things that will help your business grow. But you can’t because you are stuck doing various, monotonous administrative tasks & trying to be Mr. or Mrs. “I Can Do It All, Myself”. 

    Change your way of thinking so you can bring back that good old feeling again. Bring back the passion that you once had for business. Find a new outlet for those tedious, monotonous tasks that you hate and relieve some stress. A wise outlet for those dreaded tasks is to outsource.

    Contact ME, so that you & I can help to put some passion back into your business. Outsource those tedious, monotonous tasks today ! Now you can be excited about what you do all over again. 

    Contact ME today and get a 10% discount on services for May & June 

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 7:53 pm on April 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Clerical Business Solutions-Virtual Assistant Services 

    If you work in the business world or you’re a business owner, there are times when you need assistance with managing your projects, day-to-day administrative office tasks, various personal or business tasks & help in implementing the steps that you need to stay on top of business. Then you may wonder where will you find the time, resources or help to manage it all.  A flexible, cost-effective, reliable business support provider is

    Clerical Business Solutions-Virtual Assistant Services!

    Many people hesistate to delegate & outsource their administrative office tasks or some business operations because they feel that they can do it cheaper themselves, hire a temp , hire additional employees (which can be very costly). By doing so only leads to more stress, more work, more work hours & not being able to stay on top of things. Also a temp is a transient solution.

    Going virtual for your business support needs is the way to go. It is less costly than hiring additional staff. The benefits are numerous.

    So, ask yourself, Why not put your administrative office tasks, routine or non-productive tasks (which are not your core business focus) into the hands of a professional like Clerical Business Solutions ?

    A Virtual Assistant can help you to reduce lots of business expenses & business tasks which are not your core business focus.

    Your ROI (return on investment) can = 400–500% , even for someone who makes $30,000-$40,000 a year. It’s only possible when you hand over your to-do list to a Virtual Assistant. “Let Me Handle All The Details, So You Don’t Have To !”

    A Virtual Assistant & Business Consultant like Clerical Business Solutions can help you to manage & simplify your business operations better by:

    • helping to take the load off
    • helping to increase your business productivity, increase your efficiency
    • help you to relieve stress & become more organized
    • help you to eliminate the distractions
    • help you to streamline your business & increase your bottomline !

    I provide “Solutions To Simplify Your Life & Business “, in a variety of services to help you manage your personal projects or business projects. A sample of the services available are secretarial services, grant writing, outsourcing/ overflow work, resume/ cv services, personal life management, email management, travel & meeting planning, thesis/dissertation/ manuscript typing, blog management, business start up assistance, article marketing, writing a press release and more.

    Many businesses, executives, professionals & individuals are partnering with a cost-effective, reliable business resource: THE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT !!

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    • Are You Stressed Out With Business Or Personal Tasks & Need Immediate Help ?
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    Clerical Business Solutions services are available worldwide with no geographical restrictions. The more time that you spend on administrative office tasks the less time that you have to grow your business. “I do all the busy work so you don’t have to !” When you outsource to a Virtual Assistant your 8–16 hour workday can be reduced to 3–5 hours a day. Which will enable you to increase your business productivity, efficiency and your bottomline ! That’s right, Virtual Assistant services can help you to achieve a 4-hour work week.

    You know that you are in need of cost-effective business help but you come up with a hundred reasons not to use a Virtual Assistant. When you work with Clerical Business Solutions:

    • you gain a partner in your business or projects, not an employee
    • you gain professional assistance at the click of the mouse
    • you gain someone who wants you to succeed in your business or projects, which is a great benefit to you

    Now you can reduce all of tha hassles & responsibilities of an in-house employee or temp like:

    • federal, state & local government costs or responsibilites of an employee
    • you can reduce or eliminate someone wasting time on the job
    • you can reduce buying extra office space, equipment or training for an employee
    • reduce high employee turnover, employees being late to work & a host of employee related problems 

    You don’t have to deal with those things when you work with a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant is 100% focused on your business needs & Virtual Assistant services are tax deductible.

    Do you want to know more about Virtual Assistant services, how they can work for you, how you can save time & money ?

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  • Renee: CEO Coach & Management Specialist 3:24 pm on April 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Watch Out For IRS Scams 

    There are many identity theft schemes that use the IRS name in order to get your personal information. They come to you through unsolicited phone calls, unsolicited emails from the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).  Be careful because you are not talking to the IRS like you may think that you are.

    There have been over 200 complaints about phishing schemes reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center since 2006. These phishing schemes falsely use the IRS name as bait. Now the scammers have new tricks up their sleeves. They use personalized email greetings, the promise of tax rebates, sometimes threats to get you to give up your personal information. Don’t fall for these tactics.

    Don’t give out your personal information to anyone that you have not contacted yourself. If they say that they are the IRS then call the IRS for yourself to verify their claims before you give out your information.

    Don’t fall for these IRS scams:

    Scam # 1. Tax Refund Emails

    The scammers will use the IRS name & logo in an email to fool you. Contact the IRS if you receive one of these emails to verify if the IRS really did send you the email. The IRS name & logo may look real but look closely at the footer on the bottom of the email it will have a copyright 2008, IRS U.S.A. That may look real but it usually is copied and pasted onto the email. Most scams come from overseas and have a lot of misspelled words, incorrect grammer etc…

    Also the subject line may have “Notice From the IRS” and have IRS in the domain name. Some emails will have a link in the email for you to click in order to claim your refund. Don’t click this link.  If you do it will take you to a fake IRS claim form for you to fill out with all of your personal information. They want your social security number or the numbers of your family members, credit card numbers, address and/ or your bank account information.

    That gives a wealth of information to criminals. The scammers will use it for identiy theft or sell it on the black market. Don’t get so curious to click the link in these emails because you just may download malware onto your computer which will hunt for your personal information. “Curiousoty killed the cat”

    The IRS will not use emails to tell you about your refunds or rebates. If you are expecting a refund or rebate check out the IRS, Where’s My Refund Tool to locate your refund.  Report fake emails & phishing scams to phishing@irs.gov .

    • IRS Tax Forms 1-800-892-3676
    • IRS 24Hour/ 7 days Tax Info, Refund Status 1-800-829-4477
    • IRS Tax Help Line (Individuals)1-800-829-1040,(Business)1-800-829-4933
    • IRS Refund Hotline 1-800-829-1954
    • IRS Tax Fraud Violations 1-800-829-0433
    • National Taypayer Advocate 1-877-777-4778
    • Tax Exempt Government Entities 1-877-829-5500 

    Scam # 2. Rebate Phone Calls

    For many years there have been fake phone callers who impersonate IRS employees. They tell you that you can get your rebate early for filing your taxes early. The scammers will ask for your bank account information and if you refuse then they will deny your refund. That’s a lie so don’t fall for it.  The scammers will use current events in American Government to fool you. They are using the recently passed rebate legislation by Congress as a con.

    If you get one of these phone calls just hang up the phone and call the IRS for yourself to check it out.  Your real notification of a rebate will come in a letter from the IRS not an email.  Checks will start coming out in May.  If you want your money direct deposited you must include it in your tax return.

    Scam # 3. Check Verification Phone Calls

    A fake IRS employee calls consumers telling them that the IRS mailed them a check that you haven’t cashed and ask for your bank account information. The IRS will never call you about not cashing a check. The IRS doesn’t mind if you don’t cash it right away. To see what’s happening to your rebate check out the IRS, Where’s My Refund Tool.

    Lesson To Learn :

    The IRS communicates with taxpayers through the U.S. Postal mail. To report fake scams, fake phone calls and emails to phishing@IRS.gov .

    Scam # 4. Audit Emails

    Audit emails is a new scam which will threaten you or scare you into giving up your personal information. They tell you that your refund will not be granted to you because your tax refund is being audited. It also includes a link to a fake form for you to fill out.

    These emails will greet you by your name. They get this information from social networking sites and hacked computers to target their emails.

    The IRS does not send out unsolicited emails or phone calls.

    Clerical Business Solutions

    Renee-Virtual Assistant  Email: info@clericalsolutionsinc.net

    Web: http://www.clericalsolutionsinc.net   

     
    • 9/11 7:02 am on July 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.SirWinstonChurchillSir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965

    • 9/11 Truth 6:16 pm on July 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.TheodoreRooseveltTheodore Roosevelt

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