Saturday, January 23, 2021

Paranoia

Just the mention of “Internal Revenue Service (IRS)” or “taxes” in general is enough to cause paranoia in some individuals. Then, consider the fake robocalls that often trick consumers into paying money to the agency via credit card or wire transfer. (Just so you know, the...

Paying Debts

Debt can be crushing. Mortgage owners can easily get behind on monthly payments when an anticipated job promotion doesn't come through or a surprise company-wide layoff occurs. Graduates trying to pay back their school loans can also get behind just trying to navigate the...

Getting Away with Nothing

An employer is required to submit payroll taxes for each employee. If they hold money from an employee's paycheck, but don't pay the correct portion to the government, payroll fraud occurs. An article published by WKBN.com reports that the owners of a...

Please Don’t Be My Neighbor!

A California woman who orchestrated a multi-year identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme was apparently planning to bring her operation even closer to home by stealing her neighbor’s mail. An investigation of Parnian Djafarzadeh by the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Postal Service...

The Mother Daughter Bond

The mother-daughter bond can be tricky. While most daughters look up to their mothers as role models, most moms who try to maintain a good relationship with their daughters must strike a balance between not being too controlling and being a friend. Suffice to...

A Cast of Unscrupulous Characters

As today’s fraud drama unveils, we see a cast of unscrupulous characters that include two brothers, an office billing manager, a licensed nurse practitioner, and an individual who is an expert at forging medical treatment notes (I didn’t know that was a “thing”.) The...

Seeking Shelter

Just as a properly built shelter provides a place of rest and relief from outdoor elements, a tax shelter can provide relief from the amount of income tax owed. (Who wouldn't like to be relieved of owing money to Uncle Sam?) An article published...

Thank You for Not Frauding

The history of “buttlegging,” or cigarette smuggling, is unfortunately rather established on the east coast of the US. The practice has commonly been used by organized crime and terrorist organizations to defraud the government of money and raise illicit funds. In fact,...

Certainty

Benjamin Franklin once said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. He forgot to add one more certainty - if caught stealing money from the U.S. government, a prison sentence is sure to follow. Today's ''Fraud of the...

Cover Your Assets

For income tax fraudsters, one of the most difficult problems is determining how to hide the fact that you haven’t been paying taxes. I think we can all agree that putting assets under your ex-wife’s name is probably one of the more sure-fire ways...
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