Spoofing is a technique where scammers “spoof” or falsify their identifying information to make you think it is coming from a trusted source. More advanced scammers can even make their caller ID show up on your phone as a known contact, like a family member. Other common techniques involve sending emails with official-looking logos for valid businesses, but the user’s email address will be from a personal account (ex. firstname.lastname@example.org) instead of from an official business account for the organization they claim to represent.
Did April 15th pass by without you filing your 2020 income taxes? You still have time! Both the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board have extended the tax deadline for 2020 federal and state income tax returns. The deadline, previously April 15th, has been extended to May 17, 2021 to allow additional time for those who may need it due to COVID-19. This extension applies only to individual income taxes. For more information, visit irs.gov or ftb.ca.gov.
Since the release of the first COVID vaccines, availability has been limited to tiered groups based on risk level, age, and location. Now, all those in California who can receive the vaccine are eligible.
As of April 15, 2021 every Californian age 16 and up is eligible to be vaccinated.
At this time, most vaccine locations in Orange County and Inland Empire require an appointment. Appointment availability will vary by date and location. You can schedule an appointment through myturn.ca.gov, or directly through many individual vaccination locations. To find vaccination locations near you, check vaccinefinder.org.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! The federal government is providing COVID-19 vaccines free of charge to all people living in the United States, even those without healthcare.
To stay up to date with the latest information about COVID vaccines, visit cdc.gov.