Category Archives: Identity Theft

Tax Identity Theft Isn’t a Game

Our firm takes security very seriously. We want to begin with a reminder that tax identity theft is a growing problem. With fraudsters becoming much more sophisticated and large breaches happening so frequently — such as the 2017 Equifax incident, … Continue reading

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Simple Steps to Avoid Rip-offs

Now that holiday shopping season has officially begun, it’s important to be on the lookout for scams. We are going to take a brief look at some simple rules of fraud prevention to help this process along: Haste Makes Waste … Continue reading

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IdentityTheft.gov Helps You Report and Recover from Identity Theft

Today’s world is more connected than ever. While this is generally a good thing, it also increases the likelihood that your personal information can end up in someone else’s hands, which can lead to identity theft. The first signs of … Continue reading

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With hurricane season underway, IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

With hurricane season underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Hurricane season runs June 1 to Nov. … Continue reading

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IRS warns of new twist on phone scam; crooks direct taxpayers to IRS.gov to “verify” calls

The Internal Revenue Service recently warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills. The IRS and its Security … 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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