COVID relief measures target of online scams

While Covid has changed just about everything, scam artists remain up to their old tricks. Some of their tactics may have changed, but at their core, con artists attempt to take advantage of uncertainty and fear surrounding the pandemic to separate their victims from their money. The IRS released its list of Dirty Dozen tax […]

Some Economic Impact Payments sent by prepaid debit cards

Millions of eligible Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) via direct deposit or paper checks, and the IRS announced this week that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards will arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” According to the IRS, nearly 4 million […]

Coronavirus relief efforts create rich environment for fraud

Between economic impact payments, small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, emergency sick and leave requirements, and other coronavirus-related relief efforts, we are in a target-rich environment for fraud. Everything is moving very quickly, and individuals and business owners desperately need financial relief being offered by the government, banks, and employers. Fraudsters will take […]