Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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...

Bullying the Students

We all remember the days of high school – sports, lunch time, cliques, dances and dreaded pop quizzes. From the age of 14 to 18, that atmosphere was the closest thing we knew to the ''real world.'? For many, the largest battles included what...

Forgery Ahead

The term ''forgery'' can be defined as an act of altering a genuine copy of something or making a facsimile with the intent to deceive. Forgery can be done to art, certificates, important documents and more commonly, checks. According to an article on Examiner.com,...

Miami is Bringing the Heat

If you're a basketball fan, you've probably heard the phrase: ''Miami is bringing the heat.'? Or, maybe you've heard the phrase on the weather news during the dead of summer. According to a CBS Miami article, the phrase is taking on new meaning for...

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...

Guest Writer: Margaret Fulton

Whose Tax Payment Is It Anyway? Keeping up with fraudulent techniques is a daily activity at the New Hampshire Department of Revenue (''NHDRA''). NHDRA has, with the help of our embedded IT team and thought-provoking articles published via The Fraud of the Day, risen to...

National Trending

It takes effort to stay trendy. You can't walk around in the coolest clothes, drive the hippest car and sing lyrics to the most popular songs without good research. That being said, you may have one question, ''Does the same effort apply to staying...

I Dub Thee

Royalty has a special place in our world. The word itself conjures up a sense of respect and awe. But, leave it up to a potential fraudster to take a respectable word and turn it sour. Today's Fraud of the Day from a Tampa...

American Dollars or Canadian Bacon?

It seems that a group of Canadians, who conspired with a California convict to cheat the United States government out of nearly $10 million dollars in federal income tax refunds, aren't going to be heading over the border for french fries and gravy anytime...

Laying Low

When trying to get away with a crime, it is pretty important to lay low so as not to raise anyone's suspicions. A story posted on FoxNews.com tells about one college student's unusual behavior that tipped off authorities to a tax refund fraud scheme...
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