Category Archives: Frauds

Why We Won’t Open Your Attachment or Click on Your Link

Dear Geoffrey, I am attaching a PDF with my W2 information for my tax return. Dear Sterck Kulik O’Neill, Can you tell me how much it would cost for you to do my tax return. I am sending a PDF … Continue reading

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Phony Treasury Agents are Calling YOU!

We’d hoped that the recent bust in India of a guy suspected of running a swindling call center that made calls claiming to be from the IRS would stop the crooks for a while. It hasn’t. Continue reading

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They’re Not from the Government, and They’re Not Here to Help

Sometimes people don’t file their taxes and ignore the tax collector’s notices. To get your attention, the government will create a wildly high estimated tax bill and put a lien on your property. When we are contacted by clients who … Continue reading

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Why the IRS Hack Wasn’t all the IRS’s Fault

The people that broke into the IRS website last week and downloaded the 100,000 returns had help from their victims. The IRS had set up questions designed to ensure that only the taxpayer obtained access to the stored tax form. … Continue reading

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Disturbingly Good Phony Email!

It’s tax season, and you expect to receive messages from your accountant about your finances. But, beware! Scammers trying to get you to click on a link to download evil programs that run on your computer are ready to take … Continue reading

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