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Fraud

Taxpayer Scams Don’t Stop During the Summer by Joseph C. Leuchter, CPA


Posted on July 23, 2019 by Joseph Leuchter

As Americans enjoy their summer vacations, criminals remain hard at work devising new scams to steal taxpayers’ identities and intercept their tax refunds. The IRS reminds taxpayers to stay alert to tax-related schemes throughout the year, even after the April tax filing deadline. Most criminals conduct their scams via email and telephone, posing as agents […]

The Law Governing Admissibility of Expert Witness Testimony in Florida – It’s Frye Not Daubert! by Richard S. Fechter, JD, CAMS, CFE


Posted on December 05, 2018 by Richard Fechter

In a crucial 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court in Delisle v. Crane, Case (No. SC16-2182) (Oct 15. 2018), clarified the law governing the admissibility of expert witness testimony in Florida, moving away from the strict Daubert standard used in federal courts to the less rigorous Frye standard. Previously, Florida trial courts that were unsure […]

12 Ways to Reduce the Increased Threat of Expense Report Fraud under Tax Reform by Richard A. Pollack, CPA


Posted on August 27, 2018 by Richard Pollack

Entertaining clients, referral sources and employees with tickets to sporting events, country club outings, fishing trips or other forms of business promotion are common business practices. No matter how significant these costs, businesses have had the reassurance that the IRS would permit them to deduct all or a portion of these meals and entertainment (M&E) […]

What Constitutes Best Evidence to Support Claims of Economic Damages? by Scott Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA


Posted on June 11, 2018 by Scott Bouchner

Attorneys involved in economic damages cases understand that they have an obligation to prove lost profits with “reasonable certainty” based on their use of “best evidence.” However, the courts have not agreed on one universally accepted standard or criteria for what specifically constitutes best evidence; such decisions inevitably rely on the facts and circumstances of […]

Be on Alert to Avoid the Top-12 Tax-Related Scams by Joseph L. Saka, CPA/PFS


Posted on May 06, 2018 by Joseph Saka

The April tax filing deadline has passed, but taxpayers are still at risk of falling victim to tax-related fraud and identity theft schemes that continue throughout the year. Following is a list of the top-12 scams that the IRS identified for 2018. Identity Theft. If criminals gain access to your personal information, such as your […]

Taxpayers Beware: Summertime Tax Scams are on the Rise by Joseph L. Saka, CPA/PFS


Posted on August 01, 2017 by Joseph Saka

Tax-related scams are casting a dark cloud over the typically blue skies and sunshine-filled days of the summer months. During this time of easy living, people must remain vigilant against new and often aggressive schemes that can comprise their personal information and financial security and leave them as yet another victim of identity theft.   […]

Forensic Interview Techniques are Key to Uncovering Financial Crimes by Richard A. Pollack, CPA


Posted on June 08, 2017 by Richard Pollack

This article originally appeared in Daily Business Review.  Attorneys involved in forensic investigations are well-versed in the finer points of gathering information and conducting interviews that can uncover the truth from the most reluctant and guarded sources. Careful preparation and planning goes a long way toward building trust and rapport with interviewees, recognizing their verbal […]