Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:23 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The financial trauma inflicted on some victims is enough to drive them to apply for government benefits, borrow money from family and friends or even sell their own possessions.

Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:00 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Making sure all of my passwords were safe and secure was a slog, but it was totally worth it.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax crooks don’t take the summer off. Some are out there now with a phishing scheme that pretends to come from tax software providers. Don’t fall for it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 12:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Internal Revenue Service efforts to stop fraudulent tax refunds are posing problems for legitimate taxpayers waiting for their real refunds, according to the latest National Taxpayer Advocate report.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:51 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The 2017 tax filing season is still 6 months away, but the IRS is already making plans to fight tax identity theft and refund fraud that it expects to see next year.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:54 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Law enforcement made some progress this week against the huge telephone tax scam. 5 people were arrested for allegedly being part of the largest tax scam ever.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:04 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite assurances that the IRS will send taxpayers letters before calling them, some auditors have been calling individuals unannounced. That’s changing.

Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:30 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Payroll outsourcing giant ADP is the latest company to fall prey to identity theft hackers. This time the crooks got their hands on workers’ W-2 forms with all its vital tax-filing data.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:06 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Group tied to credit card thefts allegedly spent $258,000 at Barneys, then rapped about it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

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.

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