Category Archives: Fraud

IRS Dirty Dozen: Watch Out for these 12 Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS reminds taxpayers to watch out for scams and schemes that put them and their personal information at risk. Each year, the IRS releases the top 12 scams, known as the … Continue reading

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Should You Freeze Your Credit?

Using a credit card for purchases is often convenient, but it does bring with it some risks. Fraud is on the rise, and virtually everyone is at risk to some degree. If it hasn’t already happened to you, you probably … Continue reading

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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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