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Top 10 Tax Stories of 2013

2013 was a year of entertaining tax stories including a pastor, Wesley Snipes and the IRS, among other highlights and shutdowns. The following is a list of the top ten most popular tax stories from 2013: 11 Reasons Why I

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Fraud Prevention Tips in 2014

World’s largest anti-fraud organizations are urging business owners and managers to make fraud prevention one of their top New Year’s priorities for 2014. According to CPA Practice Advisors, fraud entities around the globe are costing an estimated 5 percent in

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AmEx Refunds $60 Million to Customers for Illegal Credit Card Practices

Unfair billing tactics and deceptive marketing was ruled against American Express by the CFPB, a federal agency which monitors how financial products and services work for consumers. American Express was ordered to refund a total of $60 million which was collected

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Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways for Unlock Your Wealth Fans

The 12 Days of Christmas is a time of giving and the Unlock Your Wealth Foundation would like to contribute by giving our fans presents during this time! You have been dedicated and loyal fans to us and we want

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Lawsuits Increase Over Target Credit Card Hack

Days following the massive credit card hack at the well-known comes just days after acknowledging a massive hack of customer credit card data, Target is facing several lawsuits. And more could be on the way. Customers in California, Oregon and Rhode

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Illegal Tax Refund Checks Found in Traffic Stop

Tax Fraud – A man was arrested in Jones County in an alleged tax fraud scam involving more than $250,000 in illegal tax refund checks. He is now under a five-count federal indictment after a grand jury passed the indictment on

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Target Customers’ Credit and Debit Card Information Ripped Off by Thieves

As many as 40 million Target customers had their credit and debit card information ripped off by thieves over 19 days this holiday shopping season, including the Black Friday weekend. While thieves will only use a small percentage of the black magnetic

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Scam Alert – $1,300 FedEx Envelope is a Fake

Residents of Pleasanton and Jourdanton are warned about a check scam coming from FedEx. Investigators report several residents have received a FedEx envelope with a check inside. When they call the bank named on the check the number is disconnected. The

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Fraud Alert – Food Stamp Scam Takes $2.8M From Government

Millions of dollars were taken from the government as a mom-and-pop grocery store held a food stamp scheme making an estimated $2.8 million in the past four years. The brothers, who owned Fajita’s Meat and Fish located in Palm Beach County

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Debt Collectors Target African Americans

Debt collectors are calling African Americans more often than any other race, especially whites, according to a recent new survey. Despite both groups being reported as having equal debt amounts and repayment rates, African Americans were still targeted 21 percent

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