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The filing of fraudulent tax returns resulting from identity theft is a growing business in America. If it wasn’t bad enough that the criminals would try to get money out of your bank or use the information to purchase goods...more
Every year the IRS publishes there Dirty Dozen tax scams. These are common scams that taxpayers face, but are most prevalent now during tax season....more
A recent article warns of a current email scam that attempts to trick recipients into sending bank account to the scammers. The email comes with “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)” in the heading, and...more
The IRS has revealed a new phishing scam aimed at members of the military. A phishing scam is where fraudulent emails that appear to be from a genuine source are sent soliciting for personal information which is then used for...more
The tax refund fraud scourge is on the rise and does not show any signs of abating. Many taxpayers have already fallen victim to tax refund cheats who steal their identities and along with that, their tax refunds. The problem...more
The contentious issue of legislation barring tax information from being released that could lead to missing children may be changed soon.
According to the Justice Department’s statistics, about 200,000 children are...more
Identity theft is now hitting a new playing field - claiming and taking your tax refund. Larry Margasak at the Associated Press reports today that:
The IRS is grappling with a nearly five-fold increase in taxpayer...more
Tax season is always the time when tax scammers increase their activities. Although the warning has been given many times before, it is does no harm to repeat it. Do not respond to emails that come in the name of the IRS. The...more
According to press reports a former employee of HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, Switzerland stole computerized account data on 80,000 accounts and delivered the information to French authorities. There is no indication how many...more
Identity theft is not a trivial issue. The costs to our national, state and local economies, businesses and individual consumers are substantial. According to Forbes, the 2009 estimated cost of identity theft was $54 billion....more
Theft of customer data is not limited to identity theft, at least the kind where the thief uses stolen identities to defraud merchants, banks and destroy credit of consumers. An important example of what can happen when...more
Identity theft is a crime where someone uses your personal information such as social security number, bank account number etc to steal from you. As far as identity theft pertaining to your taxes, for example, identity...more
After a much-publicized initial rejection by the Swiss lower house of parliament of an IRS-UBS deal in which the Swiss bank agreed to forward details of 4,450 of its American depositors suspected of tax evasion, the lawmakers...more
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