Group tied to credit card thefts allegedly spent $258,000 at Barneys, then rapped about it.
The latest telephone tax scam wants targeted victims to send the calling crooks iTunes gift cards. The IRS might like music, but it wants money.
Another member of the House Ways and Means Committee is a tax identity theft victim. Rep. Jim Renacci shared his story with his colleagues and introduced a bill to fight the crime.
Some federal tax refunds might be a bit slower in arriving, but one security company exec says that’s good. It means the IRS is implementing more security features.
Tax identity theft and refund fraud are rampant at the state level, too. Efforts to fight it, however, are slowing down refund issuance and angering taxpayers.
Several IRS online options have been targeted by identity thieves. To slow such attacks, the agency has suspended a special tax ID number online retrieval tool.
A new investigation finds even more taxpayer accounts were accessed through the IRS Get Transcript hack. That brings to 724,000 the number of at-risk accounts.
An online security audit says that almost half of the Free File tax preparation options have security issues.
You don’t have to be a senior citizen to fall victim to a scam. While how to avoid scammers is relevant to anyone exposed to this threat, seniors are often targeted.
Tax con artists tend to rely on tricks they’ve tried in past years. But regardless of whether the tax scam is old or new, don’t be fooled by these 12 scams.