Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Highway Robbery

Seems like these tax fraud plots have taken a turn for the worse – now involving violent gun threats. April was a tough month for Tampa, Florida, with two incidents of thievery from mail trucks within two weeks of each other. In today's Fraud...

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...

Moving On

Change can be good; there, I've said it. Sometimes it is starting a new job, moving to a new city or ending a relationship turned sour. Change provides us the opportunity to take the best from what we've learned from our experiences and move...

Hide and Seek with Fraud

'Okay everyone? I will count and you go hide? 10...9...8...7...'? If that doesn't bring back childhood memories, I don't know what else will. There is nothing like a good game of hide and seek, especially when you're playing for money and jail time against...

The Problem Behind Bars

Whether you've watched TV shows and/or movies about jail, or heard the horror stories from an inside source, there is no doubt that jail is not a desired place to stay. Even so, most prisoners are not confined to a 24/7 lockdown. Rather, the...

Lucrative Fraud

To file a fake tax return, personal identification information including a Social Security number, date of birth, bank account number and address are needed. (It also helps to have an internet connection as well.) With the press of a button, it's just a matter...

Go Big or Go Home

Criminals are known for ''going big'' or trying to steal as much as they can so that they can live extravagant lives. (After all, they usually reason that the ill-gotten money will allow them to buy luxury items such as designer clothes, expensive cars...

Obstructing Fraud

Employment tax fraud can occur when an employer fails to pay the federal government employment taxes, which include federal income tax withholding, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes and unemployment taxes. There are multiple ways to commit employment tax fraud, but NBCnews.com reports on one...

Where to Begin…

Here's one you don't see every day? people joining together to defend a man who helped them steal tax refund money from the government. Oddly enough, that's the story in today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from SeattlePI.com about a man who coached people on...

Threatening Fraud

The Sovereign Citizen Movement includes anti-government extremists who reside in the United States but believe they do not have to answer to any U.S. government authority. Sovereign citizens are not known for paying their taxes (So, I guess we're just supposed to pay their...
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