Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A Victim to Crime

Anyone can fall victim to crime in the form of fraud. Although you may think you're safe because you take all the necessary precautions to protect your identity, one security breach to your tax service could force you to shift your focus and think...

Exchanging Visas for Jail Time

Have you had the opportunity to travel internationally? Whether you're jet-setting to shady palm trees in the Caribbean, or on a student exchange program, you'll need to be well-versed on the appropriate identification documents necessary for travel. Let's look at the reverse; for example,...

Living the High Life

Living the high life comes with high expenses. It's not cheap to fashion the hottest trends and drive the fanciest cars – these things come with hefty price tags. While it's easy to rack up credit card bills, some fraudsters find it even easier...

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...

Blind Ambition

Blind ambition is a term used to describe someone who is so immersed in a goal that they will do anything and everything to achieve that goal no matter the consequences of their actions. An article published in the New York Daily News describes...

Serious as a Heart Attack

Just as a massive heart attack can cause extensive damage to the heart, a massive fraud attack can also deliver a significant amount of damage. Tax fraud schemes, which are organized by opportunistic criminals, cause large amounts of federal money to be wrongfully disbursed....

Guilty Victims of Fraud

Criminals are always on the prowl for victims. Most are innocent, but once in awhile even fraudsters prey on other criminals while they are serving out a prison sentence. (That's an ironic twist – guilty victims.) An article in the Montgomery Adviser details a...

Soldiers Feel Financial Burden of Tax Refund Fraud

Today we have an example of a woman who stole and exploited soldiers' identities to make a quick buck. (Well, $65,356.84, to be exact.) According to a press release published by the U.S. Attorney's office, a Maryland woman abused her access to soldiers' personally...

A Die Hard Criminal

If a person is described as ''die-hard,'' it generally means that they are loyal and committed to a cause. A positive description might include a fan that never misses a game and supports a team whether they win or lose. The Suncoast News reports...

Layoffs at the Fraud Factory

Creating a rap label to cover up massive fraud fiefdom shows a level of hubris and extravagance that's beyond the average fraudster. The Associated Press reports that a self-proclaimed ''Money King'' attempted to channel more than $100 million in stolen income tax refunds into...
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