Taxpayers Should Be on the Lookout for New Versions of These Two Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with [...]

Here’s What Taxpayers Should Do to Protect Private Data

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers should protect their personal and financial data from criminals who continue to steal large amounts of information. Thieves use the data to file bogus tax returns and commit crimes while impersonating the victim. All taxpayers should follow these steps to protect themselves and their data. Keep a [...]

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. [...]

IdentityTheft.gov Helps You Report and Recover from Identity Theft

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GGDKL7TVPo]Today’s world is more connected than ever. While this is generally a good thing, it also increases the likelihood that your personal information can end up in someone else’s hands, which can lead to identity theft. The first signs of identity theft can be subtle, or they can be blatantly obvious. You may notice an [...]