Monday, December 9, 2019

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,...

Fraud Spices Up Used Cars on Blanding Boulevard

It's not easy selling used cars, especially when you consider the reputation that most used-car salesmen have for being...well, used-car salesman. So it may come as no surprise that a used car salesman on Blanding Boulevard (I'm not making that name up) might have...

Crackdown on Tax Refund Fraud Catches Prisoners Filing $4.4 Billion in Fraudulent Returns

TIME recently reported that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ratcheted up its efforts to identify prisoners conducting tax refund fraud. (What a novel approach – checking to see if prisoners are still perpetrating crime.). The article points out that ''the issue of prisoners...

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...

Tax Refund Fraudsters Use SSA’s Death Index to Steal Kids’ Identities

Have you ever heard of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Death Master File? It is the latest tool used by fraudsters to steal identities. According to a report by Scripps Howard News Service, ''Crooks are pocketing fraudulent tax refunds after filing returns with personal...

Fraudsters Stole Deceased Boy’s Identity for Tax Fraud

The Tampa Tribune reports that the identity of a woman's deceased son was stolen and used in a fraudulent tax return. According to the article, Natalai Douglas learned of the fraud when her tax preparer notified her that the Internal Revenue Service had rejected...

Missouri Tax Fraud Aimed at $100 Million Payout

A million dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? A hundred million dollars. According to The Kansas City Star, that amount of money was apparently the target of a nationwide conspiracy to defraud the government that spanned eight states and was...

Calif. Federal Grand Jury Indicts 55 in $250 Million Income-tax Fraud Scheme

Fraudsters will try just about anything to make a buck—even creating a fictional world in which the government is bankrupt, the country is owned by England, and that tax refunds are available through a secret government account. That's the latest according to a...

Snellville Woman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud

This is a story about using the dead to get ahead—and rich—fast. This Atlanta Business Chronicle article recounts how—in just one year (2007 to 2008)—a Georgia woman filed 700 tax returns with falsified information and received $378,548 back in claims. This was 77 percent...

Florida Home Security Employees Sell SSNs for $100+ Million in Tax Fraud

Tampa-area police have uncovered hundreds of millions in tax fraud, according to the Tampa Bay Tribune. Two employees of a local home security system provider, Tampa Signal, have allegedly been implicated in selling sensitive customer information – including Social Security Numbers – to criminals...
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