Barry G. Fowler, EA, leading expert in tax resolution issues and CEO of Taxation Solutions reminds readers to be alert to scams during the busy holiday season, a time criminals take advantage of due to the distractions that make people more vulnerable.
Houston, TX – November 30, 2017 – Barry G. Fowler, CEO of Taxation Solutions, posted a new article on his website entitled “November Ushers In The Holidays And Fraud Awareness Reminders.” It’s always important to stay alert to scams, however, as Mr. Fowler points out, November is a particularly vulnerable time due to the holidays.
Fowler writes, “This year fraud awareness week was from November 12 – 18.” He continues adding, “This reminder comes at a timely moment as we head into the busy and hopefully joyous holiday season. With all the distractions of the season, it’s easy to forget about the devious schemes some people on this planet use to con others out of their hard earned cash.”
As Fowler points out, “Complete strangers commit the most common cases of fraud via the telephone and Internet. However,” he says, “it’s not uncommon to hear about other crimes committed by trusted employees, financial advisors, tax preparers and even family members. You simply must be alert and learn how to recognize when a con is happening.”
“When it comes to phone fraud,” writes Fowler, “the criminals are pretty slick. But hopefully, with a lot of news coverage, more and more people are getting hip to the familiar tactics.” He emphasizes, “Unfortunately, though, many adults think that frauds only happen to other people. Experts call this the ‘illusion of invulnerability’.”
According to Fowler, “This illusion is very evident in light of a legal case in which scammers tricked U.S. residents out of $300 million by pretending to be Internal Revenue Service agents attempting to collect back taxes. These supposed IRS agents were based in a massive call center in India.”
The entire article can be read at http://www.taxationsolutions.net/november-ushers-in-the-holidays-and-fraud-awareness-reminders/
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, ASTP