Tax Scams

What If Your 2015 Tax Refund Is Stolen?

You may be feeling great that you’ve filed your taxes before the April 15 deadline, but make sure you’re not among the victims whose tax refunds will be stolen. RELATED: TurboTax FBI Investigating Fraudulent Tax Returns Filed Through Among the 149

Read More

Scam Alert: Thieves Target Taxpayers, Fake as IRS Employees

In a tax season that’s been riddled with security breaches, the IRS is warning taxpayers about a new phone scam designed to rob you of your money. The IRS says this one has been a widespread problem since 2013. RELATED: Fake

Read More

How to Spot a Tax Scam

Washington Post – Tax season is stressful enough, but now taxpayers increasingly have to deal with deception. The Internal Revenue Service has issued yet another advisory warning people about telephone calls or e-mails from people pretending to be from the

Read More

TurboTax FBI Investigating Fraudulent Tax Returns Filed Through

Washington Post – The FBI is investigating cases of fraudulent tax returns filed using TurboTax software. The probe comes after a number of states, including Minnesota, Utah, Alabama and Georgia, reported a spike in potentially fraudulent tax returns being filed by

Read More

Teresa Giudice Begins Sentence for Conviction of Fraud

People – In the final moments before entering federal prison, faced with the prospect of serving 15 months, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice handled the situation as best she could. Her last words to her attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., when he

Read More

Taxpayer Fraud Alert

Daily News – Three Bowling Green, Kentucky residents used identification documents of Mexican nationals living outside the U.S. to file fraudulent tax claims in Warren County over a two-year period, according to a federal indictment. Maria Chavez Salazar, Fernando Diaz

Read More

Surprising Plea Deal in State Rep. Ford’s Bank Fraud Case

The odds were undoubtedly stacked against state Rep. LaShawn Ford when federal prosecutors indicted him on felony bank fraud charges more than a year and a half ago, the report continues from the Chicago Tribune. The already sky-high conviction rate at

Read More

Phoenix Valley Residents Charged for Tax Fraud Scheme

Mesa, Arizona – Two Valley residents, Kristi Marie Egger, 34, and Michael Wayne Egger, 47, both from Mesa, Arizona, were sentenced after pleading guilty to two felony counts for conspiring to defraud the United States by filing false federal income tax

Read More

Tax Fraud in Family Pizza Business

What does pizza and family have in common? Typically your answer would bring a smile to your face, remembering your childhood dinner time moments with loved ones, unfortunately for this father-son relationship their answer isn’t as pleasant. Thair Alwan and his

Read More

Fraud Alert: Woman ‘Invents’ 6 Children for Tax Benefits

A woman from the UK, who has been in jail for a year now, is facing time for inventing six children so she could claim extra state benefits on her taxes. Angela Callaghan, 42, admits to the offences and fraudulently claiming

Read More