Cherolynda Bennett (Navajo) turned to a popular for-profit preparation service when her taxes were due. But she noticed some shady behavior after receiving a small loan to get her by until her refund check came. Her close attention to detail ultimately turned into a class action lawsuit that brought a nearly $700,000 settlement. We’ll hear about her story and some other common scams to look out for.
Cherolynda Bennett (Navajo) – average taxpayer and activist
Shawn Spruce (Laguna) – financial education consultant
Davyn Williams – assistant attorney general in the consumer protection unit in the Alaska Attorney General’s office
Break music: Harmony Nights (song) Cheevers Toppah & Alex Smith (artist) Harmony Nights: Native American Vocal Harmony (album)