Who’s Calling? That Debt Collector Could Be A Fake!

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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(Originally published in 2013, and updated in 2019, because it keeps happening!) In the last year, we have gotten several calls from clients who have gotten calls from debt collectors threatening them with jail time.  Some of these clients had already filed for bankruptcy so they knew something was wrong, but they were still upset. …

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Fake Tax Refund Scam – New for 2018

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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Our CPA friends at Askey, Askey & Associates have warned us about a new tax refund scam sweeping the country, and we are sharing that warning with your clients. This scam involves fake tax refunds being placed into real taxpayer accounts. Then the crooks try to con you into turning over the funds. It is…

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The I Know You Cheated Scam Is Very Scary!

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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The scammers just seem to get worse and worse. Or better and better depending on your point of view. I recently read about a new scam called the “I know you cheated” scam. It is equal parts evil and genius. This post is particularly aimed at the married men in our audience. Imagine opening a…

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Scams in Tax Season Are Growing

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Tax scammers are starting to call.  They claim to be IRS agents demanding payment.  They use fake I.D. and badge numbers so they sound official.  Some may even know your personal information.  Some will make threats of arrest if payment is not made by wire transfer or gift card. Other scammers are calling to trick…

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Avoiding Holiday Related Scams

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 6 minutes

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A little education can go a long way when it comes to avoiding scams. If you just know what to look out for, you can avoid a lot of holiday related scams. And you may be able to avoid even being targeted by scammers. They usually prey on the unsuspecting. If you read this post,…

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Scam Series – Child Models

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Do you think your child could be a model or an actor? If a talent scout says they’ve got a future in the business, you might be excited and flattered. But look out- you could be the target of a modeling scam. Often, what you think a job interview with a modeling or talent agency…

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The New “Say Yes” Scam

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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The scamming scum gets more and more creative. I read about this one over the weekend with mild interest. Then it happened to my wife Monday morning. Good thing I had sent my wife the link to the WTOP news article below so she was prepared. (Yes. I do email my wife scam alerts.) How the…

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