Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Seeking Shelter

Just as a properly built shelter provides a place of rest and relief from outdoor elements, a tax shelter can provide relief from the amount of income tax owed. (Who wouldn't like to be relieved of owing money to Uncle Sam?) An article published...

Unemployment Claim Leads to Sentencing

A former accountant for the state Employment Development Department (EDD) has been sentenced in connection with a $90,000 unemployment insurance fraud case, according to an article by The Sacramento Bee. The scheme was fairly simple when you look at it after the fact.</em? The...

High-Flying Fraud

Listen to this Story Perhaps it's too much temptation for some people to work for a company that accommodates the high-flying lifestyles of others. That appears to be the case for one California human resources administrator at a private...

Tax Preparers Defraud IRS of $250 Million

The 2013 tax filing season has begun and those W-2s and 1099s are starting to flood mailboxes across the country. Many taxpayers choose to do their own tax returns while others seek tax preparers who can lead them through the wilderness of confusing tax...

Alternate Personality

There is nothing like coming across a person who is two-faced. Don't you hate it when someone acts one way in front of you, but is a completely different person behind your back? Not surprisingly, this is a common occurrence with fraudsters, who often...

Background Check

It is important to be vigilant about background checks when hiring a contractor to perform work on your house or property. (If the contractor is not licensed by the state, consumers can be personally liable for any injuries sustained by uninsured or unlicensed workers.)...

Electric-powered Fraud

Listen to this Story</strong? Electricity unquestionably catalyzed an economic revolution and improved the quality of life of billions of people. For today's fraudsters, electricity was the crucial component in their get-rich-quick conspiracy. The Long Beach Post reports that a married...

Dinner with a Side of Fraud

There is nothing like a nice dinner out. You gotta love good food, good service, good company and identity fraud. What's better than dinner and a show? According to a Yahoo! News article, a Colorado chain restaurant witnessed a unique show when one customer's...

A Rat by Any Other Name

It's not every day that you hear of a fraudster who is caught red-handed, dressed as a rodent. According to a recent Los Angeles Times report, one California man is paying a hefty price for dressing up like a hamster and dancing in a...

California Dreaming and Scheming

The ''California Dream'' is associated with the notion of becoming wealthy and famous in a short period of time. The idea is linked to the Gold Rush of 1849, where many opportunists traveled West in hopes of ''striking it rich.'' (California, here I come!)...
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