ID thieves exploit fear of IRS

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The IRS is hated and feared by many.  That’s precisely why ID thieves impersonate the IRS to try and steal your assets.  If you have received a suspicious phone call or email, you can report it here.

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ID thieves impersonate the IRS

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Even though the IRS had some success in 2015 shutting down ID theft scams involving people impersonating IRS agents, the problem appears to be getting more wide spread. The most common scams involve phone calls or emails from someone claiming to be collecting back taxes owed to the IRS. Many of them threaten the recipient with arrest if they do not make immediate payment. They usually request bank account numbers, debit card numbers or other...

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IRS withdraws controversial regulation

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The IRS has withdrawn its proposed regulation which would have had charities collecting and reporting social security numbers of all donors who gave over 250 to the charity.  The proposed regulation drew a large negative reaction from charities concerned about the additional record keeping requirements and numerous people concerned with an increased risk in ID theft by having social security numbers used more widely.  This goes to show that...

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