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Knowledge is Power. Protect Your Personal and Financial Information.

In this day and age, tax fraud and identity theft is a business. Unfortunately, there are people that make a career out of defrauding hard-working citizens that truly want to be tax compliant. These predators take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers by preying on their...

Beat the Clock: Fighting Back Against Tax Identity Theft

There are many ways a thief can steal your identity and use it to commit fraud. It's scary that someone ''out there'' can use your information to break the law. They might apply for and obtain a credit card, buy a car, or take...

5 Tips for Protecting Yourself from Tax Refund Identity Fraud

  The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) states that 85 percent or more than 125 million American taxpayers file their taxes electronically. As we learned in yesterday's blog, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax filing industry use technically advanced solutions to...

The Importance of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Tax season has arrived. In addition to collecting and organizing statements, charitable donations, medical expenses and other tax records, it is also important to protect yourself from becoming a...

Be On Your Best Behavior

Parents have an arsenal of sayings that are usually pretty effective at getting children to behave such as, ''Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about,'' ''You'd better wipe that look off your face,'' ''Don't make me turn this car around,'' and,...

Cabin Fever

Alaska has an estimated 67 days of total darkness in the northern most portion of the state commonly referred to as America's last frontier. The conditions can be harsh in the winter with subzero temperatures and an average of six feet of snow each...

Cashing in on the Vulnerable

Fraudsters love to cash in on the vulnerabilities of their victims, especially the disabled and the deceased. A man who owned a North Miami check cashing business cashed in on more than 2,000 victims in these two categories, netting more than $11 million in...

Child Identity Theft

Did you realize that children can be victims of identity theft? This type of fraud is hard to detect because the crime can go unnoticed for many years until the child applies for something that requires a credit check. Watch this video to find...

High Flying Fraud

Fraudsters often are apprehended for one reason, then investigators delve a little deeper to find out more than they anticipated. (It's kind of like peeling back the layers of an onion. The deeper you go, the smellier it gets.) A man who was originally...

Government Identity Theft Is Dropping…Or Is It?

When consumers hear about identity theft, their minds may instantly go to their credit cards or their bank accounts. And to be honest, the overwhelming majority of identity theft crimes involve the fraudulent use of someone's financial accounts. But that doesn't mean that the...

Get Your Fraud Fix!

Five days a week wake up to the most current fraud article in your mailbox.