Tax Scams

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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E-filing Tax Fraud

An audit released this week by Internet security nonprofit the Online Trust Alliance found that 46 percent, or 6 out of 13 tax software websites in an IRS program, failed cybersecurity protocols. The websites are part of IRS Free File

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NEW IRS Email Scam this Tax Season

April 15th is just two months away and IRS officials are warning of a new surge of email scams. In a press release, the IRS said that they have seen a 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft & Related Tax Fraud

Identity theft tops the list of taxpayer concerns for 2016. According to a 2015 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, show identity thieves stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, a new victim every two seconds. Those

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Deutsche Bank Broker Freed in $7B Tax Fraud Case

Former Deutsche Bank broker has been largely freed of the U.S. government’s charges against him in a reversal spurred by a juror with a colorful past, including allegations of punching a police officer and stealing a bag of shrimp while drunk. Former

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Massive Hack Attack: IRS Reports More Than 300,000 Taxpayers Affected

A massive breach of U.S. taxpayers’ information is more extensive than previously thought, The Wall Street Journal reports, affecting more than 300,000 taxpayers.  In May, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that hackers, later believed to be from Russia, used Social Security numbers and other information acquired

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WNJC Interviews Heather Wagenhals on the Latest Stolen Tax Refund Scam

Brian Greenberg, host of The Greenberg News Show on WNJC 1360 AM, interviews Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and Personal Finance Expert on the topic of stolen tax refund. Did you know thieves can potentially steal your tax refund

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Crooks Stole Data on 100K Taxpayers Via ‘Get Transcript’ Feature

Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and Personal Finance Expert Heather Wagenhals continues to warn listeners of the latest frauds and scams striking all targets.  The most recent scam occurring with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) affected more than 100,000 taxpayers this

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It’s A Scary New World of Tax Fraud

Tax fraud has become quite the hit for scammers, increasing their tactics and capabilities to cheat the system. The growing share of such fraud is about crooks using the identities of innocent taxpayers to steal money. If you have a

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