Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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...

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...

Bar Fight + Stolen Wallet = Over 30 Years of Identity Fraud

Today's fraud begins in 1977. That year a gallon of gas cost 65 cents, ''Star Wars'' opened in theaters across the country, the first Apple II computers went on sale and a 25-hour black out occurred in New York City. And, according to a...

All in Good Fun

It can be entertaining to see an impersonation of a nationally recognized figure or a high ranking government official. Many a late night talk show host has imitated presidents, movie stars and sports figures – all in good fun, eliciting laughs and guffaws from...

An Inside Fraud Job

Millions of taxpayers trust that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will process their annual tax returns and pay refunds where due. They don't expect to have their identities or their refund checks stolen by government employees working on the inside. An article published in...

A Second New Jersey-based Fraud Ring?

Let's talk about fraud rings. They operate on many levels and include a ringleader and lots of second and third tier fraudsters. The fraud they perpetrate often crosses state and international boundaries. And, that's what's alleged in today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from The...

Guest Writer: Kimberly Little

Taking a Closer Look at Identities Do you know anyone who has had their identity stolen? The chances are that you or someone you know has fallen victim to this rapidly growing crime. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that identity theft...

Beware of Rising Premiums

A Washington, D.C.-based insurance broker was in a good position to get rich off one of the U.S.’s biggest health insurance companies. That is, until the law caught up with him. Now, he’s facing prison time for healthcare fraud and identity theft. A federal jury...

Puppets on a String

Marionettes are controlled from above by using wire or string to make the puppet's body move. Without the puppeteer's controlled guidance, the puppet would not come to life. An article published by The Morning Call tells about two men (the puppets) who were controlled...

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

By: John Lorimer, VP of Analytics and Product Management, LexisNexis Risk Solutions According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), as of August 11, there have been 472 data breaches, exposing 139,278,685 records in 2015 alone. It's a safe bet that much of the...

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