BEWARE – IRS Phone Scam!

Consumer expert Clark Howard warns about a new IRS Phone Scam going on now.

First off the IRS won’t call you if you owe them money, it’s not how they operate.  If you owe the IRS money you will get a certified letter from them not a call.

Clark warns about these potential area codes and things to remember if you do get a call from one of these scammers.

The scammers will often use caller ID spoofing to make their number show up as “IRS,” but that’s not always the case. I have actually gotten calls on my cell and landline where they disguise the caller ID name as someone in my family.

  • 202: Washington, D.C.
  • 512: Austin, Texas
  • 214 & 972: Dallas
  • 312: Chicago
  • 410: Baltimore
  • 210: San Antonio, Texas
  • 213: Los Angeles
  • 405: Oklahoma City
  • 212 & 917: New York City
  • 305: Miami

Here’s a tip from money expert Clark Howard: Never answer phone calls from anyone you don’t know! If it’s a family member or friend trying to reach you, they can leave a voicemail and you’ll call them back.

Warning – Massive Food Recall Major Retailers and Restaurants

On August 7, 2020 the FDA announced a massive recall on onions from Thomson International, Inc., or food made with these onions. Onion types include red, white, yellow, and sweet yellow varieties. Other companies have also issued recalls of foods, like chicken salads, made with recalled onions.

So far 640 case of Salmonella have been reported.

This recall expands to food markets and restaurants as well.

Here is the info from the FDA website.

  • At home, check your refrigerator and kitchen for recalled onions or foods made with them, such as salads, wraps, tacos, sandwiches, etc.
    • Check the package or look for a sticker on the onion to see if it is from Thomson International, Inc., or one of the brand names below. If it is, don’t eat it. Throw it away.
      • Other brand names that may be on labels include: Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions, and Food Lion.
      • See the recall noticeexternal icon to check for further details and pictures of the products.
    • Some foods made with recalled onions, such as deli salads and vegetable mixes, have also been recalled. Check your homes for the recalled products listed below.
    • If you can’t tell where your onions are from, don’t eat them. Throw them away.
    • If you used onions to make any other food and don’t know where the onions were from, don’t eat the food. Throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one got sick.
    • Wash and sanitize any surfaces that may have come in contact with onions or their packaging, such as countertops, storage bins, refrigerator drawers, knives, and cutting boards.
  • When you order food from a restaurant or shop for food, check with the restaurant or grocery store to make sure they are not serving or selling recalled onions from Thomson International, Inc., or any foods prepared with recalled onions, including foods such as salads, sandwiches, tacos, salsas, and dips.
    • If they don’t know where their onions are from, don’t buy the product.
    • People sickened in this outbreak reported eating onions in freshly prepared foods, including salads, sandwiches, tacos, salsas, and dips.

Advice to Restaurants, Retailers, and Suppliers

  • Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled onions from Thomson International, Inc., or food prepared with these onions.
    • If you don’t know where your onions are from, don’t serve or sell them.
    • Clean and sanitize all surfaces that onions have come in contact with, including cutting boards, countertops, slicers, utensils, and storage bins.
  • Suppliers, distributors, and others in the supply chain should not ship or sell recalled onions from Thomson International, Inc.
    • Suppliers and distributors that repackage raw onions should clean and sanitize any surfaces and storage bins that may have come in contact with recalled onions.

Recalls

  • On August 1, 2020, Thomson International, Inc., voluntarily recalled red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
    • Onions were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants, and retail stores in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
    • Onions were distributed in bulk cartons and mesh sacks ranging from 2 to 50 pounds under these brand names: Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Hartley’s Best, Onions 52, Majestic, Imperial Fresh, Kroger, Utah Onions, and Food Lion.
    • See the recall noticeexternal icon to check for universal product codes (UPC) and pictures of the products.
  • On August 1, Giant Eagle recalledexternal icon onions and foods made with recalled onions sold in stores across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland.
  • On August 1, Publix recalled onions sold in bulk at stores in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
  • On August 5, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) issued a public health alertexternal icon for products made with recalled onions. Check the alert for product details and pictures. USDA-FSIS will update the public health alert as more information becomes available.
  • On August 6, 2020, Taylor Farms issued a recallexternal icon of foods that were made from recalled onions.
  • There may be additional recalls related to this outbreak. Please refer to the FSISexternal icon and FDAexternal icon websites for the latest recall information.

Take these steps if you have symptoms of a Salmonella infection:

  • Talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Write down what you ate in the week before you started to get sick.
  • Report your illness to your local health department.
    • The health department will likely call you for an interview to ask you about foods you ate in the week before you got sick.
  • Assist public health investigators by answering their questions when they contact you.
Symptoms of Salmonella Infection
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 6 hours to 6 days after being exposed to the bacteria.
  • The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.
  • In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body.
  • Children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
  • For more information, see Symptoms of Salmonella Infection.
Latest Outbreak Information
Since the last case count update on July 31, 2020, an additional 244 ill people have been reported in this outbreak, including 15 from 10 new states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, West Virginia.
  • On August 1, Giant Eagle recalledexternal icon produce and prepared foods sold in stores across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland.
  • On August 1, Publix recalled onions sold in bulk at stores in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
  • On August 5, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) issued a public health alertexternal icon for products made with recalled onions. Check the alert for product details and pictures. USDA-FSIS will update the public health alert as more information becomes available.
  • On August 6, 2020, Taylor Farms issued a recallexternal icon of foods that were made from recalled onions.
  • A total of 640 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 43 states.
    • 85 hospitalizations have been reported. No deaths have been reported.
  • Epidemiologic and traceback information showed that red onions are a likely source of this outbreak.
  • This investigation is ongoing. CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.

Adorable Mini Louis Vuitton Handbag Charms/Keyrings

In an effort to raise money for my scholarship fund (www.freedomscholarship.org) I am making these adorable mini Louis Vuitton handbag charms.  They are made with authentic Louis Vuitton canvas (yes we cut up LV bags and accessories and repurpose them).

Each charm/keyring (can be use as either a bag charm decoration for hanging on your bag or a keyring) is $45.00 shipped inside the USA.  I’m sure you can understand the cost of making them is very expensive and the scholarship is only making a very small profit on each sale.

If you would like to order one and help keep the Freedom Scholarship Fund alive please message me at rosey@reviewsandmorebyrosey.com

 

Kohls Discount Codes and Free Shipping August 7-16

Take advantage of these discount codes for Kohls.com

If you are a charge card customer you can get 30% off, if not you can get 20% off.

Need undies – take another $10 off $40 with the code below.

Combine both codes (you can use up to 4 codes) and get Free Shipping if you are a charge card customer.

20% use code HUMID20 at the checkout.

30% use code HUMID30 at the checkout.

Free shipping use AUGMVCFREE at the checkout.

Intimates $10 off $40 use code INTIMATES10 at the checkout.  

Mens $10 off $40 use code MENBASIC10

Back to School $10 off $50 use code BTS10

Click here to be redirected to Kohls.com – thank you!

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you.)  Any and all commissions I receive helps me to support my local battered women’s shelter.

 

 

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!

I just picked up (10) Starbucks gift cards to giveaway over the next few months.

Make sure you “like” the post on Facebook (where you came from), tag a friend in the Facebook post, and make sure you and your friend have “liked” my Facebook page in order to stay up to date on all the giveaways I do each year.

Liking my Facebook is not required required (but suggested) as it insures that you will receive notices each and every time I post a giveaway.  I gave away almost $10,000 in prizes from my sponsors last year and hopefully we will do the same in 2020.

Make sure to follow me on all my social media accounts because you just never know where the next winner will be chosen from (see account links below).

Facebookwww.facebook.com/reviewsandmorebyrosey

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Youtubewww.youtube.com/c/ReviewsByRosey

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Contest will extend over the next few months.  Contest ends when all 10 gift cards have been given away!

No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Please do not make duplicate entries with different names or email address’ – that constitutes fraud. You may be asked to provide proof of identification to collect the prize. Contest open to US residents 18 years of age or older only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen. All entries will be verified before prize(s) will be awarded.  Any fraudulent entries will result in forfeiture of your entries. Reviews And More By Rosey is responsible for product shipment and/or delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or Instagram. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  Prize winner must find the Congratulations post on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/reviewsandmorebyrosey) and comment under it in order to claim their prize.  Please do not make duplicate entries with different names or email address’ – that constitutes fraud. You may be asked to provide proof of identification to collect the prize.

Get up to $15 in free food from Door Dash and Free Delivery!

This was sent to me by a friend so I have not tried it myself but she tells me that it was successful and others she knows have done it as well.

Go here and create an account (has to be a new account no old accounts it will not work).

Once you are logged in to to Get $0 Delivery With DashPass

Opt for the 1 month free trial offer (don’t forget to cancel this before the month is overTell Alexa to remind you!

Go back to the main page and look for the banner that says “DEALS ALL SUMMER LONG

Then click on “learn more”

The “order now”

Add at least $15 worth of food from a participating restaurant in your area.

Proceed to the checkout and select “SUMMER OF DASHPASS

You will get $15 off your bill + free delivery!

There is a possibility you will get an additional $15 off ($5 off your next three orders) some are getting it using my link above.