Ground Hog Day

Guilty Pleas Due In ZeekRewards Scam

Feb 2, 2014

The first guilty pleas are due this week in a massive North Carolina-based Ponzi scheme. Dawn Wright Olivares was the high-profile face of ZeekRewards, an online company that promised big returns on a small investment.  As the company's former chief operating officer, she promoted the investment at public events and in interviews, calling it a great way to make money. 

South Carolina tax officials say taxpayer concerns about last fall's hacking of a state agency could lead to fewer online income tax filings this year.  The state Department of Revenue insists it's safe to e-file, but they’re preparing for fewer online filings this tax season.