Barry G. Fowler, EA, leading expert in tax resolution issues and CEO of Taxation Solutions, brings to light the arrest and 14 year prison sentence of a main perpetrator in an IRS scam that threatened American and extorted millions of dollars.
Houston, TX – July 21, 2015 – Barry G. Fowler, CEO of Taxation Solutions, posted a new blog on the company website entitled “IRS Scammer Gets Caught But The Scam Continues.” Helping American taxpayers become more alert to and less fearful of these scammers is according to Fowler the purpose of his latest blog.
Fowler writes, “The good news is that at least one of the primary perpetrators of an IRS scam that victimizes American taxpayers got caught. However, that one arrest wasn’t enough to put an end to the scam.” He continues adding, “But lawmakers now know the methods those scammers use, which gives authorities a greater chance ferreting out others and making more arrests.”
Awareness is the first step toward correcting any problem, and as Fowler states, “The better news is that as more details of how the scam is played comes to light, more American taxpayers are becoming aware of the tactics and are much less inclined to be terrorized into handing over their money to the criminals. Fearless Americans,” writes Fowler, “can help the scam fizzle out.”
According to Fowler, “The particular case was reported in Accounting Today.” Fowler elaborates writing, “Apparently the scammer, a Sahil Patel was in charge of organizing the U.S. end of what the article described as “a massive fraud and extortion ring run through various “call centers” located in India, through which Patel and his co-conspirators impersonated American law enforcement officials and threatened victims with arrest and financial penalties unless those victims made payments to avoid purported charges.”
The entire blog can be read at http://www.taxationsolutions.net/irs-scammer-gets-caught-but-the-scam-continues/
About Barry G. Fowler, EA
Barry G. Fowler founded Taxation Solutions out of a genuine concern for the IRS issues his clients face, many of whom are self-employed, contract employees, or entrepreneurs. For his contributions to his profession and expertise in tax resolution and financial planning, Fowler has been featured as one of America’s Trendsetters on CBS and Yahoo, and as a Premier Expert in Inc. Magazine. He has been instrumental in helping hundreds of people resolve complex tax issues with the IRS.
Fowler is licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, and is a longstanding member of several tax industry professional organizations: NAEA, NATP, TSEA, ASTPS.