Identity Theft

Pop-up Ad Scam

Tech support scams can be difficult to detect, but one way to detect those scams is to know those pop up ads on your computer with messages like ‘SECURITY ALERT’ or ‘Urgent Notice: your data may be at risk’ – are signs

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Safeguard Against Money Fraud

Providing your personal information seems to be an everyday occurrence – it’s something we do with every paperless transaction or online order. But do we really know what happens to all that information once we key in the details? Well, the information

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What an IRS Scam Phone Call Sounds Like

Are you receiving strange calls these days requesting personal information and costing you money? Then it might be an IRS phone scam, which sounds a little like this…. RELATED: 6 Things Learned About IRS’s Fight Against Fraud And Identity Theft One clue

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Scammers Asking You to Pay Taxes with an iTunes Card

The federal government warned consumers in late April that scammers are singing a new tune when they’re pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service or U.S. Treasury. Now, some scammers are demanding that you pay your back taxes via an iTunes Gift Card.

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5 Social Media Scams to Avoid

Scammers have been worming their way into giant social media networks to trick people into giving over their personal and financial information. Over the past year, the number of phishing attempts on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and

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6 Things Learned About IRS’s Fight Against Fraud And Identity Theft

Challenging times continue for the IRS. For the last few years, people contacting the IRS have encountered lengthy phone hold times, and identity theft and refund fraud drain billions of dollars’ worth of tax refunds into the pockets of international

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April Sees an Influx of New Medicare Fraud Charges

Healthcare fraud continues to take on Medicare as well as the entire US healthcare system. Several cases involve providers who are taking advantage of both the healthcare system and the patients. Since 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, charged numerous defendants

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15 Signs You Could Be a Tax Scam Victim

Tax scams are a common occurrence these days, but in all fairness, the IRS has done a great job over the past few years of cracking down on phony returns, and providing guidelines on what to do if you’re a

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Don’t Become the Next Victim to a Tax Scam In 2016

The IRS releases the “dirty dozen” list of the worst tax scams each year and hopefully helping the American public avoid becoming victims. Some aren’t applicable to most people, such as using offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes, but many are

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