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.
Making sure all of my passwords were safe and secure was a slog, but it was totally worth it.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Despite assurances that the IRS will send taxpayers letters before calling them, some auditors have been calling individuals unannounced. That’s changing.
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.
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.