Category Archives: Identity Theft

Conducting Interviews for Forensic Accountants

Conducting Interviews for Forensic Accountants

When studying to become a forensic accountant, it’s important you know the basic steps of conducting interviews during forensic investigations. Forensic accountants, at one point or another in their careers, will have to conduct interviews with a suspect or others who are relevant to an investigation. It’s important for forensic… Read more »

8 Knowledge Areas Every Accountant Needs to Know in 2018

Areas of Interest for accountants

The technological and regulatory climates are changing, accountants today require an understanding of standard practices as well as new areas of knowledge. Accounting is not a new profession. However, with continual technological advances, it’s important that today’s accountants have extensive knowledge about standard practices as well as expertise in new… Read more »

Phishing for Employee Tax Information

  What it is and History Identity thieves are trying to obtain personal information in order to misappropriate personal identifying information and steal from the victims. A phishing scheme that was popular in 2016, and that will probably be tried in 2017 is spoofing organizations for payroll records. The Treasury… Read more »

Child Identity Theft: What is it, how to detect it, and how to Prevent it

Child identity theft occurs when the fraudster steals the identity of a person under legal age, which in most states is 18 years old. The criminals want to get the child’s Social Security Number so they can use that to create a new “stolen” identity. The most common type of… Read more »

If you are a CPA – Don’t Fall Victim to Professional Identity Theft

You are at your desk working on the monthly financial statements when the mailroom drops off a letter from your state Board of Accountancy. You think this is unusual because you paid your dues several months ago, and they shouldn’t be due for two more years. When you open the… Read more »

Tax Return Identity fraud and steps you should take to prevent it

Tax refund identity fraud occurs when a criminal uses an individual’s personal information to submit fraudulent information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). There are multiple ways this can be done. The most common type of tax return refund fraud involves obtaining the victim’s name, address and Social Security Number… Read more »