Friday, December 15, 2017

Fraud Spices Up Used Cars on Blanding Boulevard

It's not easy selling used cars, especially when you consider the reputation that most used-car salesmen have for being...well, used-car salesman. So it may come as no surprise that a used car salesman on Blanding Boulevard (I'm not making that name up) might have...

Housing Authority Board Member Commits Fraud (on the Housing Authority)

Working on the board of the Housing Authority comes with benefits – you have an opportunity to help those who need it most, a chance to do some good for the community, and the promise of making a difference. And that's exactly the kind...

Fraudsters Stole Deceased Boy’s Identity for Tax Fraud

The Tampa Tribune reports that the identity of a woman's deceased son was stolen and used in a fraudulent tax return. According to the article, Natalai Douglas learned of the fraud when her tax preparer notified her that the Internal Revenue Service had rejected...

ID Theft Case Impacts Nearly 9,000

WSBRadio.com reports that the number of victims resulting from a Gwinnett identity fraud scam earlier this year has risen to nearly 9,000. (That's 9,000 victimized by one scam!) The article shares the story of one of them, Jeanette Adams– a 66-year old retired nurse who...

Snellville Woman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

This is a story about using the dead to get ahead—and rich—fast. This Atlanta Business Chronicle article recounts how—in just one year (2007 to 2008)—a Georgia woman filed 700 tax returns with falsified information and received $378,548 back in claims. This was 77 percent...

Florida Home Security Employees Sell SSNs for $100+ Million in Tax Fraud

Tampa-area police have uncovered hundreds of millions in tax fraud, according to the Tampa Bay Tribune. Two employees of a local home security system provider, Tampa Signal, have allegedly been implicated in selling sensitive customer information – including Social Security Numbers – to criminals...
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