Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Exportation Lesson

Remember those economics lessons from college? The countless chapters read, differentiating between imported and exported goods and learning the methods and laws of importing/exporting? Turns out...it doesn't take an economic genius to make a little money using a foreign destination. No – all you...

The Glass Half Empty

I am sure you are familiar with the mantra? ''Think of the glass as half full, not half empty.'? A positive outlook is often prescribed for making the best out of a less than satisfactory situation. But, how can one make the best out...

Man Accused of Using a Deceased Tax Preparer’s ID to Commit Tax Refund Fraud

By now, we've all heard that fraudsters are stealing identities of the deceased to collect tax refunds; but think about this take on it? stealing the identity of a deceased tax preparer to file fraudulent returns. (Fraudsters love the deceased. No complaints.? It seems...

Making Strides Against SIRF

Listen to this Story According to a post about Stolen Identity Refund Fraud on the Department of Justice website, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that more than 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities during the 2013 tax filing season alone. (This...

Florida Inmate Accused of Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Some people go to prison, repay their debt to society and are rehabilitated. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. I've written before about instances in which fraudsters orchestrate fraud (e.g., unemployment fraud, tax refund fraud) from behind bars. And, that's what's alleged by prosecutors...

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...

Prisoner SSNs Used in $3 Million Fraud

This story originates in Texas but it's about a Delaware woman who was convicted in Dallas after being arrested in Virginia last year. In the process, she defrauded the state of Texas $3 million. The story's from WDEL – in Delaware. In yet another example...

How a Tax Identity Fraud Scam Impacted Our Members

Early in 2014, the Maine Medical Association (MMA) began receiving reports from member physicians that they had been victims of identity theft leading to a tax refund fraud scam. They learned about the scam when they filed their state or federal tax return and...

Tax Refund Fraudster Sent to Prison and Ordered to Pay $3.4 Million in Restitution

Lots of taxpayers would love to drive a luxury car and own a fancy house in a nice neighborhood. Apart from winning the lottery, most people expect to work hard to acquire the ''good life.'? According to an article posted on ABC24.com, a Memphis,...

Your Refund’s Not in Kansas Anymore

What did you spend your tax refund on? Some are funding vacations, others new investments like boats and ski-dos – still more are applying them to bills, or to their children's college funds. But in Overland Park, Kansas – and in other places across...
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