Tax Scams by U.S. Mail

This video was published by the IRS. Identity thieves are determined to steal your information and your tax refund. Most use the internet or telephone; some even try to impersonate the IRS on social media. But did you know that you could also be targeted by mail? Many public documents and websites have information that scammers [...]

Tax Identity Theft Isn’t a Game

Our firm takes security very seriously. We want to begin with a reminder that tax identity theft is a growing problem. With fraudsters becoming much more sophisticated and large breaches happening so frequently — such as the 2017 Equifax incident, which affected 143 million American consumers —tax identity theft remains a concern. Unfortunately, it can take [...]

Simple Steps to Avoid Rip-offs

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYpDtYah25k]Now that holiday shopping season has officially begun, it's important to be on the lookout for scams. We are going to take a brief look at some simple rules of fraud prevention to help this process along: Haste Makes Waste - Speed kills...your savings! Don't ever let yourself be pressured into making a snap decision. [...]

To everything there is a season – except tax scams

The following article was published by the IRS. Many people don’t really think about taxes once the tax season is over…but people promoting scams do. Each year, the IRS releases the top 12 scams, known as the Dirty Dozen. The schemes range from simple refund inflation to technical tax shelter deals. Here’s a review of this [...]

With hurricane season underway, IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

With hurricane season underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Hurricane season runs June 1 to Nov. 30, and taxpayers need to be vigilant of scams that will undoubtedly pop up when and [...]