Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Headed to the Slammer

Oh, sweet home Alabama. This is the heart of Dixie – full of pride and the Crimson Tide. And, now – according to today's Fraud of the Day from WSFA – tax refund and identity fraud. Fear not, the story has a happy ending...Alabama...

You Can’t Make This Up

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a great list of tips for choosing a tax return preparer. One tip mentions the importance of reviewing the entire return before signing it. (This is obviously so any errors can be caught before sending it in.) A...

Full House

There are days in this business that make me just want to curl up in the tiny space underneath my desk and cry. This is one of them. According to today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from The Huffington Post, 741 tax returns were filed...

Social Sinners

Some people engage in religious activities to absolve their sins and cultivate spiritual connections with higher powers. And then there are those who see organized religion as an opportunity to victimize vulnerable, god-fearing folk. The Daily Leader reports on a pair of women in...

Fraud 101

School is hard, but for those who had to work for years in order to pay off student debt, it's even harder. It's because of these hardworking individuals that student loan fraud is so sickening. As reported in The Post and Courier, thirteen individuals...

Taking Advantage of Company Perks

Company perks are great? Whether you have an office full of extensive coffee selections or complimentary gym memberships, the little ''extra'' is usually an enjoyable treat. For fraudsters, company perks may be a bit dangerous, especially when these individuals take things that aren't meant...

Tax Refund Fraud Roundup

Officials are cracking down on any individuals found guilty in connection with tax refund fraud cases. According to today's Fraud of the Day from WCTV.com, two Florida residents discovered the hard way that the Department of Justice is making no exceptions. The article reports...

Sun, Sand and Tax Refund Fraud

Miami, Florida – the city of beautiful people, beaches, night-life and the occasional tax fraud scheme. While most individuals visiting or living in Miami spend their time enjoying the city's vibrant culture, two Florida natives allegedly found themselves skipping out on authentic Cuban food...

Like Mother Like Son

The law is complicated, and sometimes you find yourself on the wrong side without even knowing it. For example, who would have thought that submitting fake tax returns for a host of your fellow inmates, opening multiple bank accounts to receive the money, and...

Exploring Tax Identity Theft

Criminals are using stolen and fabricated identities to file fraudulent tax returns and apply for undeserved government benefits at an alarming rate. Watch this video to learn about the differences between tax identity theft and governmental identity theft and hear tips on how to...
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