/Fraud Prevention

How to Protect Against Tax Identity Theft

By |2017-05-24T13:42:30+00:00January 6th, 2014|Articles, Business Advice, Fraud Prevention|

Tax identity theft is a growing epidemic. Two typical identity theft fraud schemes are: Refund fraud. The thief files a fraudulent tax return, reporting fictitious wages and withholdings, usually early in the year before companies are required to issue 1099s and W-2s. The thief pockets the refund, which is typically issued electronically or with a [...]

Be Careful With Phony IRS Phishing Emails

By |2017-05-24T13:42:33+00:00June 18th, 2013|Fraud Prevention, News|

The IRS reports that even though the April 15th tax filing deadline has come and gone, fraudulent e-mails purporting to be from the IRS continue to fill email boxes. Safeguard yourself against these emails: Spotting Fraudulent Email The typical scam starts with an e-mail message, complete with IRS logo and official-looking format, asking for information [...]

Minimize the Risk of Business Fraud

By |2017-05-24T13:42:33+00:00May 8th, 2013|Articles, Fraud Prevention|

Business fraud is everywhere. It can range from employees taking small items from the office to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars and crimes may be committed by anyone from the lowest-paid employee to someone in upper management. All too often, business owners are unaware of wrongdoing, sometimes refusing to acknowledge the possibilities – until [...]

Be Aware of Tax Identity Theft Scams

By |2017-05-24T13:42:41+00:00August 9th, 2012|Articles, Fraud Prevention|

Identity theft is a growing problem throughout the country, and it is affecting the filing of tax returns in a major way. The Federal Trade Commission reports that it continues to be the number one consumer complaint reported to the agency year after year. Identity theft can be a risk every time you swipe your [...]

Simple Ways to Minimize Check Fraud

By |2017-05-24T13:42:43+00:00May 16th, 2012|Articles, Fraud Prevention|

If yours is like most construction companies today, your profit margins are thinner than usual. To protect the bottom line, it’s critical to implement solid internal controls to minimize fraud, error and waste. Fraud is a serious problem in the construction industry. In the 2010 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, a [...]

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