Tag: Scam alert

SCAM Alert: Coronavirus fraudsters add to the anxiety and misery

  • March 16, 2020
  • Maria Montie, CPA, MST, CVA, MAFF

From the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: Disaster fraud has become so common that many U.S. federal agencies were quick to create websites to address coronavirus-related scams, complete with tips and sharable graphics for users to link to on social media. Some...

LARA alerts Michigan corporations of scheme to file bogus document

Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Director Orlene Hawks today warns Michigan corporations of a non-governmental entity called “Michigan Council for Corporations” seeking to collect a $150 fee to prepare “corporate consent records in lieu of annual meeting...

Be aware of new collections scam

According to the Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of a new scam making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. In the scheme, taxpayers are...

SCAM ALERT: New Refund Scam using deposit and reclaim phish

** ShindelRock has already had a client solicited with this type of scam! Fortunately he called us before he deposited the mysterious check from the IRS.  Always confirm with your ShindelRock tax professional if you receive unexpected communications or money of any sort...

Scam Alert: QuickBooks scam targets small businesses

A new phishing scam is targeting small businesses with a message that looks like an email alert from QuickBooks. How the Scam Works: You receive an email with the subject line “QuickBooks Support: Change Request.” The message is “confirming” that you...

The many ways scammers can get their hands on your money

Scams come in all shapes and sizes, but many share similar characteristics. And if you know what they are, you can save yourself from being swindled. Some of the more common characteristics of investment fraud include: The investments are promoted...

SCAM ALERT: Fake Michigan form asks businesses for $150 fee

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is warning of a fake government form being mailed out to businesses that asks for a $150 fee. Some Michigan businesses have reported receiving an official-looking form entitled the “2015 Annual Minutes...

SCAM ALERT: IRS warns of “largest ever” Phone Fraud Scam

  • March 21, 2014
  • Maria Montie, CPA, MST, CVA, MAFF

Be aware!  Thousands of Americans nationwide have been targeted since August by a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and demand money for unpaid taxes, said the IRS' watchdog on Thursday. The...