Tag Archives: avoiding identity theft

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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Credit Card Fraud Rising in Online Shopping

The activity of credit card fraud criminals is creeping more and more into the realm of online shopping. While brick and mortar businesses have implemented strong fraud deterrents at the checkout line in recent years, online retailers are left more … Continue reading

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How clients can protect their tax data from hackers

The following article was published by the AICPA. Recent high-profile cyberattacks on the IRS highlight just how vulnerable taxpayers’ data can be. In January 2016, criminals stole Social Security numbers from outside the IRS and used them to obtain IRS … Continue reading

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Don’t Make These Five Online Shopping Mistakes

The following article was published by the MSCPA Online spending in the U.S. is expected to hit $370 billion by 2017, up from $262 billion in 2013, according to Forrester Research. Consumers were most likely to shop for books, stationery … Continue reading

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Protecting Seniors from Fraud

The following article was published by the MSCPA. Every September, we honor our grandparents with National Grandparent’s Day. Now is the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care by helping them learn to protect themselves from becoming … Continue reading

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