ICFO Archive of Tax Scams 2

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Tax Scams
Beat the Bad Guys to Your Tax Refund in 2016
IRS Employee Charged In $1 Million Identity Theft Tax Fraud
IRS Admits Problem with IP PIN Letters for Identity Theft Victims
IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service Employee Charged in Identity Theft Scheme
Better Business Bureau’s Top 10 Scams of 2015
Ex-D.C. juvenile justice worker pleads guilty in $42 million tax-ID-theft ring 
IRS Drops Proposed Charity Regulations After Identity Theft Risk Outcry
Prevent Identity Theft When Filing Taxes This Year File early, and be alert for IRS impersonators and tax frauds
Tax and immigration scams hit Calgarians hard in 2015 Fraudsters posing as government officials scammed Calgarians out of more than $385K last year.
Scam alert: Ark-La-Tex residents targeted in IRS scam
IRS Debuts Taxpayer Identity Theft Video Series 
IRS TAKES FURTHER STEPS TO COMBAT TAX-RELATED IDENTITY THEFT 
Tax-Preparation Firm Discloses Data Breach
Don’t Get Sucked in by These 2016 Tax Scams 
Attorney General Chris Koster warns consumers about tax ID theft scams as filing season begins
Canada Revenue Agency scams an ongoing problem in Guelph, say police
US Department of Treasury Warns Taxpayers About a ‘Frightening’ Fraud Scam
Inspector General on ‘High Alert’ for Tax Scams
How to Stop Charity Junk Mail Solicitations, IRS Scams. A Birmingham woman received more than 300 mailings from charities seeking donations in 2015.
BBB: Tax Season is Scam Season Here are some ideas on how to avoid tax season scams and identify theft
Police alert for phone scams; IRS, Lottery and Bail Money
Department of Treasury warns taxpayers of fraud scams
This year’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is 25-29
How Tax Prep Companies Are Fighting Identity Theft This Year 
How Mega-Breaches Could Literally Kill You 
IRS scam lighting up phone lines 
IRS lists its ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams for 2016
What Are The “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams & How Can You Avoid Them?
Tax scams are back in season, even for payroll departments
TAX SCAMS: Don’t be fooled, that caller may be a trickster
Behind the tax scam numbers ABOUT THOSE IMPERSONATION SCAMS:
Tax Scammers Have a Hot New Tactic for You to Worry About. The scam asks you to verify a few things to get your refund.
6 Scams and Frauds to Avoid This Tax Season Be on high alert for these ploys, especially if filing down to the wire
Tax scams are on the rise, but the IRS is catching up Tax season brings with it a host of scams, some familiar and some new, that criminals use to try and get taxpayers’ money. But the government has stepped up its anti-fraud efforts, too.
IRS Warns of 400% Spike in Online Tax Scams
Forney Police Department warns of tax, kidnapping scams
ACCC warns about aggressive phone scammers claiming to be the tax office
The IRS never phones: four ways to avoid tax scams
IRS lists its ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams for 2016
Police: Beware of IRS tax scams Crooks demand payment, threaten victims with police arrest
Tax deadline approaching but fraud attempts increasing
Justice Department warns of tax preparer fraud
Stanford University warns about tax fraud, identity thefts
BERNIE: ‘I predicted’ tax scams detailed in the Panama Papers
IRS Warns of Tax Scam in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia 400% Increase
Video: IRS telephone scam artist hassled by O.C. investigator
Verafin’s New Tax Fraud Analytics Helps Banks and Credit Unions Detect Fraudulent Refunds — Filing Deadline Just Weeks Away New alert type helps financial institutions combat fraud and uncover potential suspicious tax refunds
THE PANAMA PAPERS: Good News For Bernie Sanders?
Watch for scams this year while filing your income taxes IRS: Scams, identify thefts worsening, ‘This has been the worst year ever,’ spokesman says, Deadline this year extended to April 18
Forsyth County authorities warn of scams during tax season
Cyberthieves’ Latest Target: Your Tax Forms Companies are on the lookout for an email scam that can wreak havoc on employees’ lives for years
IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts  https://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts
The IRS never phones: four ways to avoid tax scams
IRS warns of scams ahead of the tax deadline
Clay County Sheriff’s Office warns about tax scam Unsolicited emails try to trick victims into providing personal information
New Email Tax Refund Scam Emerges, Crooks Pose as Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
It’s tax time — and time for tax scams
2016 Income Tax Guide: Refund Tips, Different Deadline, Scam Warning No, Tax Day is not April 15 this year.
IRS Tax Refund Fraud Expected to Hit Hard Again in 2016
Rhymney Valley over 65s targeted in council tax refund scam The scam asks residents to hand over money in order to release a refund
Postal carrier admits role in tax scam
Phone Scam Warning: Bogus IRS Calls  http://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/publicsafety/1854-phone-scam-warning-bogus-irs-calls
Former Postman Admits To Stealing Tax Refund Checks Sent Through The Mail http://inhomelandsecurity.com/former-postman-admits-to-stealing-tax-refund-checks-sent-through-the-mail/
Schemer in “massive” identity theft fraud gets 4 years in slammer DoJ says the scheme involved 12,000 fraudulent federal income tax returns that sought refunds of at least $42 million from the U.S. Treasury  http://www.networkworld.com/article/3065227/security/schemer-in-massive-identity-theft-fraud-gets-4-years-in-slammer.html
New Payroll Fraud Variation: Scammers Gain Access To Corporate ADP Accounts https://consumerist.com/2016/05/03/new-payroll-fraud-variation-scammers-gain-access-to-corporate-adp-accounts/
OPP warn of new tax scam in Central Hastings region Woman out thousands of dollars are caller claimed she owed back taxes  http://www.insidebelleville.com/news-story/6527493-opp-warn-of-new-tax-scam-in-central-hastings-region/
IRS Scammers Worked Overtime During Tax Season. Is Your Business Safe? http://www.business.com/finance/irs-scammers-work-overtime-during-tax-season-is-your-business-safe/v
Your May Financial To-Do List  http://www.consumerreports.org/personal-finance/your-may-financial-to-do-list/
Fuller: Email scam artists have met their match  http://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/columnists/email-scam-artists-have-met-their-match
United Way: Thousands received tax help through program http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2016/05/07/united-way-thousands-received-tax-help-through-program/84034018/
HMRC tax rebate text – the clever new scam that looks legitimate You might be expecting a rebate from the taxman, but don’t let that lull you into handing money to a fraudster instead http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/hmrc-tax-rebate-text-clever-7931643
Lessons from tax season: 4 tips for preventing cyberattacks on the workforce https://gcn.com/articles/2016/05/10/protect-workers-cyberattacks.aspx
IRS does sometimes call taxpayers  http://www.bankrate.com/financing/taxes/irs-does-sometimes-call-taxpayers/
Woman convicted of a role in tax refund scam run by prisoners http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/11/woman-convicted-of-role-in-tax-refund-scam-run-by-/
Beware: IRS phone scam warning  http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/beware-irs-phone-scam-warning
Woman guilty of role in IRS refund scam run from Colorado prison http://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/11/woman-guilty-of-role-in-irs-refund-scam-run-from-colorado-prison/
Thomson Reuters Releases Guide for Assisting with Tax-Related ID Theft http://www.accountingtoday.com/accounting-technology/news/thomson-reuters-releases-guide-for-assisting-with-tax-related-id-theft-78093-1.html
Bamboozled: The IRS doesn’t accept iTunes gift cards as payment for overdue taxes  http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2016/05/bamboozled_the_irs_doesnt_accept_itunes_gift_cards.html
Ukrainian migrant thought he was savvy, then he got a call from ‘Inland Revenue’ Tom Pullar-Strecker meets one man who fell foul of a criminal fraud gang. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/79930100/Ukrainian-migrant-thought-he-was-savvy-then-he-got-a-call-from-Inland-Revenue
House passes a bill to prevent tax-related identity theft  http://thehill.com/policy/finance/280075-house-passes-bill-to-prevent-tax-related-identity-theft
Barry Dolowich, Tax Tips: Beware of scams using the IRS http://www.montereyherald.com/article/NF/20160517/NEWS/160519839
House Passes Bill Aimed At Assisting Victims of Identity Theft Tax Fraud http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2016/05/17/house-passes-bill-aimed-at-assisting-victims-of-identity-theft-tax-fraud/#209d20c71779
Knoxville insurance agent who tried to curse witness faces prison in IRS scam http://www.knoxnews.com/news/crime-courts/knoxville-insurance-agent-who-tried-to-curse-witness-faces-prison-in-irs-scam-33325059-3948-1dd1-e05-380169151.html
Taxpayers beware: IRS impersonator scam returns http://www.voicenews.com/articles/2016/05/20/news/doc5734d21663c27184710413.txt
Whitstable pensioner warns others after being targeted by scammers http://www.canterburytimes.co.uk/Whitstable-pensioner-warns-targeted-scammers/story-29297859-detail/story.html#ixzz4A7WltHd2
How to Protect Your Tax Refund From Scammers  http://abcnews.go.com/Business/protect-tax-refund-scammers/story?id=37759035
It’s nearly tax time – and the scams have returned  http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/its-nearly-tax-time-and-the-scams-have-returned/3032072/
Tax-Related Identity Theft Bill Clears House  http://www.accountingweb.com/tax/individuals/tax-related-identity-theft-bill-clears-house
Police say recent scams involve taxes, iTunes  http://www.thewhig.com/2016/05/25/police-say-recent-scams-involve-taxes-itunes
Tax refund wait in Missouri hits 10 weeks  http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/tax-refund-wait-in-missouri-hits-weeks/article_8a15df90-4c9e-5418-9501-d4272f2fb37a.html
Judge Sends Andover Attorney to Prison for Role in IRS Scam  http://www.whav.net/cms/judge-sends-andover-attorney-to-prison-for-role-in-irs-scam/
VAT scam: ED seeks details of dealers, bogus firms Preparing to proceed against accused under Money Laundering Act  http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/vat-scam-ed-seeks-details-of-dealers-bogus-firms/242503.html
Take a selfie then file your tax return  https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/05/29/take-selfie-then-file-your-tax-return/XDHowxFXM9xhhDZN0BC13O/story.html
Beware of the Federal Student Tax Scam  Students receive calls instructing them how to make their payment—but there’s no such tax   http://www.consumerreports.org/money/beware-of-the-college-student-tax-scam/
WVa AG warns of student tax scams  http://mydailyregister.com/news/7097/wva-ag-warns-of-student-tax-scams
AG’s office warns of phone call scam about student taxes
Tax Scams to Watch Out For This Summer  Just because tax season is over doesn’t mean the scammers have called it quits.   http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/06/06/tax-scams-to-watch-out-for-this-summer.aspx
Indian man on student visa jailed over tax scam faces deportation  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/student-on-visa-jailed-and-will-face-deportation-over-scam/7486686
Yolo DA warns of tax fraud scam  http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/crime-fire-courts/yolo-da-warns-of-tax-fraud-scam/
SARS WARNS TAXPAYERS ABOUT NEW SCAM The scam involves criminals pretending to be from Sars, demanding outstanding payments.  http://ewn.co.za/2016/06/06/Taxpayers-warned-about-scam
Common HMRC tax refund scams: how to spot them   https://www.lovemoney.com/guides/15794/common-hmrc-tax-refund-scams
A new version of the old IRS phone scam FTC reminds people to never give out personal info to callers, don’t call back   http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/a-new-version-of-the-old-irs-phone-scam/article_2f5b3a08-5422-5d40-a439-a9a6da84d0b5.html
Police warn of tax scam  http://www.winnipegsun.com/2016/06/16/police-warn-of-tax-scam
Tax Office probe finds fraud by 39 textile companies  ‘Tax evasion even by big firms is not possible without officials’ connivance’   http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/11-Jun-16/tax-office-probe-finds-fraud-by-39-textile-companies
$8000 in iTunes to pay tax? iDon’t think so  http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/81166716/8000-in-itunes-to-pay-tax-idont-think-so
New warning on driving license and car tax scams Fraudulent emails, texts and calls claiming to be from DVLA   Read more:  http://www.which.co.uk/news/2016/06/new-warning-on-driving-licence-and-car-tax-scams-446000/
Don’t fall for phone scammers alleging tax evasion  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1606/S00489/dont-fall-for-phone-scammers-alleging-tax-evasion.htm
How to protect yourself from tax and mail scams  http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2016/06/17/how-protect-yourself-tax-and-mail-scams/85997712/
Cold call tax scam warning   http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/cold-call-tax-scam-warning/3047730/
IRS warns of tax scammers exploring Orlando shooting   http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/32265907/irs-warns-of-tax-scammers-exploring-orlando-shooting
IRS Warns Of Tax Scams Relating To Orlando Mass-Shooting  http://www.ladailypost.com/content/irs-warns-tax-scams-relating-orlando-mass-shooting
Pensioner warns of scam  http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/387570/pensioner-warns-scam
They’re back – the phone scammers pretending to be from IRD  http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/81285475/They-re-back-the-phone-scammers-pretending-to-be-from-IRD
IRS Could Improve Responses to Identity Theft, Says GAO http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/06/irs-could-improve-reponses-identity-theft-says-gao/129376/
Security Summit Reviews 2016 Accomplishments, Announces 2017 Initiatives   http://www.highlandnews.net/news/crime_and_fire/security-summit-reviews-accomplishments-announces-initiatives/article_3a3828ee-3ee1-11e6-a865-c7ee65218b35.html
Beware tax scams targeting people in NSW   http://www.bigrigs.com.au/news/beware-tax-scams-targeting-people-in-nsw/3048262/
Cherry Hill Police Warn Residents About IRS Phone Scam  http://patch.com/new-jersey/cherryhill/cherry-hill-police-warn-residents-irs-phone-scam
Scammers pretend to be from ATO, threaten arrest  http://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/story/3997247/tax-scammers-at-it-again/
Clinton: US tax code is ‘riddled with scams, loopholes’  http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/22/clinton-us-tax-code-is-riddled-with-scams-loopholes.html
Tax Identity Theft jumps on Payroll Scams  http://www.examiner.com/article/tax-identity-theft-jumps-on-payroll-scams
HMRC tax scam targeting residents in Kent  Read more at  http://www.courier.co.uk/hmrc-tax-scam-targeting-residents-in-kent/story-29458105-detail/story.html#iIbutEDrlR4Go61F.99
Tax crooks blocked from grabbing $1.1B in fraudulent refunds   http://www.freep.com/story/money/personal-finance/susan-tompor/2016/06/28/tax-crooks-blocked-grabbing-11b-fraudulent-refunds/86464044/
IRS Warns Of Biggest Tax Scam Ever  http://www.10tv.com/article/irs-warns-biggest-tax-scam-ever
Tax crooks blocked from grabbing $1.1B in fraudulent refunds http://www.freep.com/story/money/personal-finance/susan-tompor/2016/06/28/tax-crooks-blocked-grabbing-11b-fraudulent-refunds/86464044/
‘Thousands’ paid to phone scam fraudsters in Wales  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-36686642
Call Christina hotline flooded with reports of IRS imposters  http://www.local10.com/consumer/call-christina/call-christina-hotline-flooded-with-reports-of-irs-imposters
IRS warns of bogus ‘Federal Student Tax’  http://www.wmicentral.com/business/business_news/irs-warns-of-bogus-federal-student-tax/article_93faedca-3f05-11e6-8456-ebd9e5e71395.html
IRD says telephone scam still generating 200 complaints daily  http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/ird-says-telephone-scam-still-generating-200-complaints-daily-b-191091
Baby Boomers Are Falling Prey To Scammers. Just Ask Me http://www.forbes.com/sites/nealegodfrey/2016/06/30/baby-boomers-are-falling-pray-to-scammers-just-ask-me/#36948c597d58
Ashford Borough Council warns of tax text scam http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/residents-warned-of-council-tax-98333/
Bridgewater CVS worker stops IRS scam  http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2016/06/30/bridgewater-cvs-worker-stops-irs-scam/86562270/
IRS outlines new ways to fight tax fraud Read more:  http://www.bankrate.com/financing/taxes/irs-outlines-new-ways-to-fight-tax-fraud/#ixzz4DJft0CAr
IRS outlines new ways to fight tax fraud. Arrests follow raids on three homes and one business with HMRC warning the cost of the suspected fraud would have run into hundreds of millions of pounds  http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/trio-arrested-over-300m-tax-11541572
Simple steps to avoid identity theft http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/07/02/simple-steps-avoid-identity-theft/85697192/
‘Trust your instincts’ – warning over scammers seeking to take your cash Read more: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/crime/trust-your-instincts-warning-over-scammers-seeking-to-take-your-cash-1-7993993#ixzz4DJc05eTo
Fake IRS agent scams Plainsboro man: July 2, 2016, Police Blotter  http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20160702/fake-irs-agent-scams-plainsboro-man-july-2-2016-police-blotter
Beware of scams as tax time arrives http://www.parkeschampionpost.com.au/story/3997765/beware-of-scams-as-tax-time-arrives/
World’s Biggest Scams You Need to Know [Infographic]  http://blog.pawnhero.ph/worlds-biggest-scams-you-need-to-know/

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