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You Can’t Make This Up

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a great list of tips for choosing a tax return preparer. One tip mentions the importance of reviewing the entire return before signing it. (This is obviously so any errors can be caught before sending it in.) A...

Social Media #FAIL

For those who do not actively participate in social media, here's what you need to know: websites exist that allow individuals to post comments about their lifestyle via pictures and messages, while following the postings of other users. From time to time, some users...

Hide and Seek with Fraud

'Okay everyone? I will count and you go hide? 10...9...8...7...'? If that doesn't bring back childhood memories, I don't know what else will. There is nothing like a good game of hide and seek, especially when you're playing for money and jail time against...

Lucrative Fraud

To file a fake tax return, personal identification information including a Social Security number, date of birth, bank account number and address are needed. (It also helps to have an internet connection as well.) With the press of a button, it's just a matter...

Go Big or Go Home

Criminals are known for ''going big'' or trying to steal as much as they can so that they can live extravagant lives. (After all, they usually reason that the ill-gotten money will allow them to buy luxury items such as designer clothes, expensive cars...

Permission to Commit Fraud

Sometimes it is difficult to commit a crime alone. Co-conspirators are often needed to pull off fraudulent activity. The Montgomery Advertiser reports on a man who enlisted a variety of co-conspirators to commit identity theft and tax fraud. The article states that over a two-year...

National Trending

It takes effort to stay trendy. You can't walk around in the coolest clothes, drive the hippest car and sing lyrics to the most popular songs without good research. That being said, you may have one question, ''Does the same effort apply to staying...

Serious as a Heart Attack

Just as a massive heart attack can cause extensive damage to the heart, a massive fraud attack can also deliver a significant amount of damage. Tax fraud schemes, which are organized by opportunistic criminals, cause large amounts of federal money to be wrongfully disbursed....

Exchanging Visas for Jail Time

Have you had the opportunity to travel internationally? Whether you're jet-setting to shady palm trees in the Caribbean, or on a student exchange program, you'll need to be well-versed on the appropriate identification documents necessary for travel. Let's look at the reverse; for example,...

Blind Ambition

Blind ambition is a term used to describe someone who is so immersed in a goal that they will do anything and everything to achieve that goal no matter the consequences of their actions. An article published in the New York Daily News describes...
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