Scams During Tax Season

Scams During Tax Season

Filing taxes can be stressful, and to make it worse there are unscrupulous people who are trying to take your money. Scammers are everywhere, on the phone, online or even in your tax preparer’s office. That is why it is important to know just how and where you...
Victim of Elder Fraud?

Victim of Elder Fraud?

I received a frantic call from a distraught family member saying that her mother has been scammed out of thousands of dollars. The mother, a woman in her seventies, had responded to a Nigerian Scam, which claimed the mother had a fund in the amount of $5,000,000. They...
A Scam for All Seasons

A Scam for All Seasons

The holidays are over, the presents are put away, and we are looking forward to Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, and of course, the tax season! My preference is Valentine’s Day, but as you know, the IRS doesn’t give you much choice. Mark Twain once said: “What is the...

Getting Hosed Filling Up

It’s summer, wow the open road, top down on the convertible, picnics, barbecues, the beach. As they say, “the living is easy”. What could be better than a car filled with gas and our destination is ……..wherever. Remember when the gas station was called a “filling...