Category Archives: Fraud

Tax Hacks 2018 – Avoid These Tax-Related Scams

Identity theft is nothing new. Stealing someone’s mail, fraudulently opening a credit card account, and impersonating someone else using their Social Security number are all common run-of-the-mill tactics. Also common is tax-related identity theft. This is usually discovered when someone … Continue reading

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National Tax Security Awareness Week: Recognize Phishing Email Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS reminds people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams. These scams not only endanger someone’s personal information, but they can also affect a taxpayer’s refund in … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself After the Equifax Data Breach

This article was published by the IRS. The recent Equifax hack has credit users on edge, wondering if they were a victim and if so, what steps they should take. The first step is to find out if you were … Continue reading

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Beware of Fake Charity Scams Relating to Hurricane Harvey

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about possible fake charity scams emerging due to Hurricane Harvey and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups for their donations. While there … Continue reading

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Don’t Take the Bait, Step 6: Watch Out for the W-2 Email Scam

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged tax professionals and businesses to beware of a recent increase in email scams targeting employee Forms W-2. The W-2 scam – … Continue reading

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IRS Warns of New Phone Scam Involving Bogus Certified Letters; Reminds People to Remain Vigilant Against Scams, Schemes this Summer

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through … Continue reading

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IRS Provides Tips on Determining If It’s Really The IRS At Your Door

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has created a special new page on IRS.gov to help taxpayers determine if a person visiting their home or place of business claiming to be from the IRS … Continue reading

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