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The Impact of a Fraud Investigation

The Impact of a Fraud Investigation

At times federal agencies—IRS and FBI—get information that leads to the execution of a search warrant at an individual’s place of business and possibly their residence. This is generally a shocking activity for employees, clients, and family members. There are a...

read more
Complex Cases Made Simpler

Complex Cases Made Simpler

With advances in technology and the growing complexity of global banking and business, numerous new avenues of deceit have been created for swindlers to mask illegal and fraudulent activity. In this digital age, the movement of money between companies, governments and...

read more
Why Do We Continue to See Ponzi Schemes In the News?

Why Do We Continue to See Ponzi Schemes In the News?

Even after the highly-publicized fall of Bernard L Madoff and the largest Ponzi scheme in US History, the schemes continue to proliferate. Today we see more Oil and Gas Ponzi schemes because of low interest rates and low returns on investments. People looking for safe...

read more
Identity Theft of a Retired IRS Special Agent

Identity Theft of a Retired IRS Special Agent

What is “Identity Theft?” Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information – such as your name, Social Security number or other personally identifying information – without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft is a serious...

read more
Badges of Fraud

Badges of Fraud

IRS employees are trained to look for “badges of fraud” IRM 25:1.2.3 (04-24-2014) while carrying out their functions as revenue or collection agents. These badges include, but are not limited to, the following items: Omitted sources of income Fictitious or...

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IRS Releases Scam Phone Call Alert

IRS Releases Scam Phone Call Alert

I was recently contacted via telephone by a man with a Middle Eastern accent who told me he was with the IRS. He claimed I owed income taxes and stated that if I did not send him money he would send IRS Agents to have me arrested. When I asked how much I owed he said,...

read more
Consumer Fraud

Consumer Fraud

As people lead their lives during this era of Covid-19, fraudulent activities perpetrated against the public continues.  The simple task of selling furniture on OfferUp can cause an individual to be drawn into the web of the fraudster.   Also, today individuals’ use...

read more
The Importance of Maintaining Proper Records for the IRS

The Importance of Maintaining Proper Records for the IRS

The Internal Revenue Code requires businesses to maintain records of their activities including invoices for services rendered, bank records and invoices for expenditures made for business purposes. It is also wise to have a system of accounting, a spreadsheet with...

read more
To Follow Money, Books and Records Are Needed

To Follow Money, Books and Records Are Needed

Any financial investigation, specifically income tax (civil or criminal), partnership embezzlement, and divorce, require books and records to be successful in tracing expenses and following the money.  Without them the chances of success are diminished.  In...

read more

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The Impact of a Fraud Investigation

The Impact of a Fraud Investigation

At times federal agencies—IRS and FBI—get information that leads to the execution of a search warrant at an individual’s place of business and possibly their residence. This is generally a shocking activity for employees, clients, and family members. There are a...

read more
Complex Cases Made Simpler

Complex Cases Made Simpler

With advances in technology and the growing complexity of global banking and business, numerous new avenues of deceit have been created for swindlers to mask illegal and fraudulent activity. In this digital age, the movement of money between companies, governments and...

read more
Why Do We Continue to See Ponzi Schemes In the News?

Why Do We Continue to See Ponzi Schemes In the News?

Even after the highly-publicized fall of Bernard L Madoff and the largest Ponzi scheme in US History, the schemes continue to proliferate. Today we see more Oil and Gas Ponzi schemes because of low interest rates and low returns on investments. People looking for safe...

read more
Identity Theft of a Retired IRS Special Agent

Identity Theft of a Retired IRS Special Agent

What is “Identity Theft?” Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information – such as your name, Social Security number or other personally identifying information – without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft is a serious...

read more
Badges of Fraud

Badges of Fraud

IRS employees are trained to look for “badges of fraud” IRM 25:1.2.3 (04-24-2014) while carrying out their functions as revenue or collection agents. These badges include, but are not limited to, the following items: Omitted sources of income Fictitious or...

read more
IRS Releases Scam Phone Call Alert

IRS Releases Scam Phone Call Alert

I was recently contacted via telephone by a man with a Middle Eastern accent who told me he was with the IRS. He claimed I owed income taxes and stated that if I did not send him money he would send IRS Agents to have me arrested. When I asked how much I owed he said,...

read more
Consumer Fraud

Consumer Fraud

As people lead their lives during this era of Covid-19, fraudulent activities perpetrated against the public continues.  The simple task of selling furniture on OfferUp can cause an individual to be drawn into the web of the fraudster.   Also, today individuals’ use...

read more
The Importance of Maintaining Proper Records for the IRS

The Importance of Maintaining Proper Records for the IRS

The Internal Revenue Code requires businesses to maintain records of their activities including invoices for services rendered, bank records and invoices for expenditures made for business purposes. It is also wise to have a system of accounting, a spreadsheet with...

read more
To Follow Money, Books and Records Are Needed

To Follow Money, Books and Records Are Needed

Any financial investigation, specifically income tax (civil or criminal), partnership embezzlement, and divorce, require books and records to be successful in tracing expenses and following the money.  Without them the chances of success are diminished.  In...

read more