Tax Scams

McDonald’s Big Mac Refund Scam

In Wisconsin a McDonald’s manager has been accused of stealing $3,800 from her employer and now facing a felony theft charge after issuing fake refunds on Big Macs that customers never returned. According to the Greenfield Patch, Mary Ruelle, a manager who worked at a

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5 Methods Hackers Use Committing Cyber Fraud

Phishing and other cyber fraud typically see the most action during tax season. As this time of year approaches we offer a few tips on how to protect your personal information and avoid fraud returns:   IBM’s X-Force security research

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Avoid Becoming Tax Return Fraud Victim

IRS is delaying some refunds this year due to the hike in fraud. So, if you are one of the millions of people filing early and claiming either an earned income tax credit or an additional child tax credit you’re

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2017 Top 5 Scams

New year, but the same old scams, however in 2017 expect these types of scams to be on the rise unless you take precautions to protect your money and identity with advice from Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist.  Here

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Prevent 2017 Tax Scams

April 15th, 2017 is right around the corner and even though you might not be ready to pay your taxes, con artists are ready to take your money with the following tax scams.  Tax scams that come in several different forms, but

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Largest Consumer Scams of 2016

The number one scam of 2016 goes to con artists posing as IRS agents and threatening to fine or arrest consumers over phony tax debts. In fact, this scam came in having roughly one of every four consumer complaint reports to the

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IRS Crackdown Cuts Down Identity Theft

An unprecedented public-private crackdown has helped cut taxpayer identity theft reports in half and prevented millions of dollars in fraudulent refunds, the IRS and tax industry officials said Thursday. The number of people who filed IRS affidavits stating they had been

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Wayne Allyn Root on Trump’s Taxes

The Old Gray Lady, aka the New York Times, not Hillary Clinton, just attacked Donald Trump for supposedly paying no income taxes. The New York Times knows exactly what it’s doing. It’s called fraud. It’s also called bait and switch. They

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Celebrities Behind Hollywood Money Scandals

Celebrity financial habits somehow fascinate the everyday folks, from how they choose to spend or save their multi-million dollar fortunes and the legal trouble they find themselves in when the behavior of their bank accounts go awry.   Take Martha

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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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