Security Summit Warns of New Phishing Email Targeting Tax Pros

We want to share with you this bulletin from the IRS newswire: The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry warned tax professionals to beware of phishing emails purporting to be from a tax software education provider and seeking extensive amounts of sensitive preparer data. The email’s origin is unknown but likely issued by cybercriminals who could be operating from the U.S. or abroad. The email is unusual for the amount of sensitive preparer data that it seeks. This Read More

Here is the July 2017 Fraud Prevention Fact, presented to you by the Missouri SMP

This month, the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) wants you to remind you to rely on your instincts when it comes to considering this question: Does something just seem off? This question is particularly important when it comes to Durable Medical Equipment – things like wheelchairs, scooters, diabetic shoes and back braces. These areas are particularly susceptible to fraud, which costs taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars each year. In some cases, companies have recruited patients and then billed Medicare for more Read More