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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...

Relationship Troubles

There are countless stories of how ex-spouses seek revenge for grievances they have against each other. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' involves an interesting twist on marital revenge. A Brooklyn woman allegedly assumed the identity of her husband's original wife and bilked the government...

Terminal Fraudster

Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is a very sobering event, and not one to be taken lightly. The woman at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' faked a terminal illness and used it to delay reporting to prison for a federal...

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...

ID Fraud Puts Dangerous Drivers on Streets

The United States is a country of immigrants and many have humble beginnings. Today's Fraud of the Day from The Chicago Sun-Times takes a look at a poor farmer's son who fled his foreign homeland after being fined for having a second child (note...

In the Grand Scheme of Things

A sentence of 32 years is a long time to spend behind bars. You would think that amount of punishment would motivate a criminal to be on good behavior with the hopes of an early release. Not so for today 's fraudster, who was...

Bad Credit

Unless you have a large stash of cash at your disposal, you have to borrow money to buy things you need or want. Large ticket items, like a new house or automobile usually require a loan from a financial institution. (Or you could try...

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...

Not So Petty

Petty crimes, which can include offenses such as shoplifting, trespassing, public intoxication or vandalism, are considered to be minor. A woman, whose last name happened to be Petty (what a great last name for a criminal), committed a ''not so petty'' crime by stealing...

Identity Fraud Epidemic

Identity fraud has reached epidemic proportions in South Florida. While the Federal Trade Commission reports that Florida had the highest rate of identity theft in the country in 2013 and 2014, Miami wins the award for having the most identity theft complaints in the...

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