New Tax Scams

They’re at it again… tax scammers scheming new ways to steal personal information and money. In the first scenario, identity thieves file a fake tax return and have the refund deposited into your bank account. The thieves then contact you, often by phone, and — posing as the IRS or debt collectors for the IRS — demand you return the money to the IRS. But […]

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Sicard: Another Bad Debt Collector Shutdown

The final defendant in an operation that posed as lawyers and falsely threatened to sue people or have them arrested for failing to pay on debts they did not owe is banned from the debt collection business under a recently entered court order. At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, the federal court entered a default judgment against Dequan M. Sicard, granting the injunctive and equitable monetary […]

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