Fake customer support rep asks woman to remove shirt for ‘full body recognition’

HALLS, Tenn. — A Halls woman says she feels violated after a phone call with who she initially thought was a Cash App customer support representative. Lisa Tasker said she was having problems with her Cash App card last week so she Googled the number for Cash App customer support and dialed the first one […]

Puppy sale scams popping up during pandemic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman says random people are showing up to her home, thinking they are there to pick up a puppy, only to be met with disappointment. Experts say it may be a scam — and these puppy scams are increasing during the pandemic. “It’s extremely bizarre,” said the woman, who did […]

BBB warns of contract tracing scam

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Some see the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to steal your money and personal information, and scammers have developed their own strategy to prey upon your fears during this pandemic. The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South shared a recent warning about contact tracing scams. Contact tracing is how health leaders track […]

Memphis ranked No. 4 large metro for most successful female entrepreneurs

Nationwide 7.7 percent of female workers own their own business, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. For many of these women, entrepreneurship offers more flexibility than traditional jobs, which is appealing. But starting a business is also risky. New business owners often take a pay cut, as it can take years for new […]

The best-paying occupations that don’t require an advanced degree

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently announced that the U.S. officially entered a recession in February 2020. Unprecedented levels of unemployment and declines in economic activity triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the economy’s 10-year period of expansion. With job prospects looking bleak for the near future, pursuing an advanced degree may become […]

Second stimulus check: Where we stand as July begins

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week the Senate will consider a new stimulus package in July but some fear a new jobs report could derail any plans for a second round of economic relief payments to Americans.

On Your Side: What to know if you received a stimulus prepaid debit card payment

(WATE) — Back in late March, the government approved stimulus money in order to keep the economy going in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. So far, the Treasury Department has delivered stimulus payments to 140 million people, but within the last week, prepaid debit cards were mailed, instead of checks, and some people threw […]