Maine Finance

Nov 14 2017

Donating Your Car #vehicle #donation, #donate #car, #car #donation, #donate #vehicle, #charitable #organization, #giving #car

# Car Donation You’ve probably heard or seen the ads before. Donate your old car to a charity, and receive a tax deduction in return. Sounds like a good idea. Do something nice for someone else and get rewarded for it. Is there a catch? Maybe. Before you give away your vehicle, be aware of the potential pitfalls of car donation. Beware of Car Donation Scams The car donation business attracts scammers. Sometimes the charitable organization itself is fake. Sometimes the people selling the cars are fraudulent. Sometimes, it’s even the towing company that is taking people for a ride. …

Oct 16 2017

Identity Theft #criminal #law, #fraud #and #financial #crimes, #criminal #charges

# Identity Theft Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception. typically for economic gain. Identity Theft Laws Identity theft laws in most states make it a crime to misuse another person’s identifying information — whether personal or financial. Such data (including social security numbers, credit history, and PIN numbers) is often acquired through: The offender’s unlawful access to information from government and financial entities or Lost or stolen mail, wallets and purses, identification, …

Oct 12 2017

Online fraud reporting and alerts #report #online #fraud, #fraud #alerts

# Online Fraud Reporting and Alerts Report Online Fraud To report suspected fraud, or if you think you have been a victim of fraud (e-mail fraud, text message fraud, identity fraud, phishing, spyware): Describe the fraudulent incident Attach or include any fraudulent e-mails you received or anti-virus/anti-spyware scan logs Online Fraud Alerts There are phishing e-mails currently in circulation targeting many financial services clients, including CIBC online services clients. CIBC wants to assure our customers that authorities are notified regarding messages targeted at our customers. As some phishing sites have been known to distribute malicious software, we strongly recommend that …

Oct 8 2017

Victoria Police – Reporting fraud #report #credit #card #fraud #to #police

# Crime Prevention & Community Safety Release date: Mon 5 July 2010 Last updated: Fri 30 January 2015 Types of fraud and the appropriate investigative authority Bank related fraud This includes fraud relating to credit cards, loans, electronic funds transfers, cheque, ATM and mortgages. Report this type of fraud to the bank or financial institution, and ACORN . Investment or share trading fraud Report this type of fraud to the Australian Security and Investment Commission �by visiting MoneySmart �http://www.moneysmart.gov.au/. calling 1300 300 630, or report to ACORN. Any information such as company name, location and contact details will assist with …

Oct 7 2017

Sued By Debt Collector #collection #harassment, #debt #collection #laws, #creditor #harassment, #debt #collection, #collectors, #arbitration,

# Are you being sued by a creditor, bill collector or collection agency on old credit card debt or a zombie debt. You may have a defense to the lawsui t. Just because a creditor or debt collector sues you does not mean that they are automatically entitled to a judgment. They still have to prove their case. So if you have the time, hire an attorney to defend your case. Whether you hire us or someone else, it is better to hire a lawyer than to go it alone. Even though you know the facts of your case best, …

Oct 6 2017

Attorney for Investors – Securities Fraud Lawyer – Investment Fraud Attorney Mark A #securities #fraud

# Stockbroker fraud Attorney Mark A. Tepper was Chief Trial Lawyer at the New York Attorney General’s Bureau of Investor Protection and Securities.. Read More I was delighted when my attorney Mark Tepper told me that we had won my claim. It proves that the little guy can win too, when taking on big institutions. – a retired Broward school teacher whose claim for damages against Merrill Lynch was upheld by a FINRA arbitrator who awarded compensatory damages, pre-judgment interest, expert fees, attorney’s fees to be determined by the court, and reimbursement of the filing fee. Merrill Lynch had recommended …

Oct 1 2017

New York Securities Fraud Lawyer – New York City Stockbroker Fraud Attorney – Malecki Law

# New York Securities Fraud Lawyers Securities Law Is Only Intimidating Without The Right Lawyer Malecki Law is a boutique securities, investment and commercial law practice that represents clients internationally and within the United States, from our offices in the heart of New York s Financial District. Our New York securities fraud lawyers have over 35 years of collective well-rounded experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation, as well as regulatory investigations and employment disputes. Since the times leading up to the Great Depression, those who run the large banks and brokerage houses have taken advantage of public investors and scapegoated …

Aug 29 2017

Identity Theft and ID Theft Protection #general #internet #scam #information,,email #scams,identity #theft,e-mail #scams,internet #fraud,job #scams,auction

# Identity Theft – Online Impersonation What is identity theft? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Millions worldwide have their identities stolen each year. The crime takes many forms. Identity thieves may obtain a credit card, purchase a car or buy goods and services in your name. You may not find out about the theft until you are contacted by a debt collector. Identity theft is a serious crime. It can easily cost hundreds of dollars and …

Aug 7 2017

Card fraud #credit #card #fraud #prosecution

# Card fraud Take care with your cards Let us know immediately if your card has been lost or stolen – here’s how you can contact us . You should always keep your cards in a safe place – and sign new ones as soon as you get them (if you live in a shared property, it may be safer to collect new cards from your local branch, rather than having them posted). If you’re in a shop, restaurant or bar, never let someone take your card away to process a transaction. If you’re at home, never hand over your …

Aug 6 2017

Income Tax: Fraud vs #tax #problems #and #audits, #tax #evasion #and #fraud, #tax #law

# Income Tax: Fraud vs. Negligence The IRS estimates that only a small percentage of tax crime convictions, representing just .0022 percent of taxpayers, occur in a year. Yet the IRS also estimates that 17 percent of taxpayers fail to comply with the tax code in some way. It is individual taxpayers, rather than corporations, that commit 75 percent of income tax fraud. But are all violations of the tax code fraud? Below are some definitions and ways in which the IRS attempts to distinguish between income tax fraud and negligence. What is Income Tax Fraud? Income tax fraud is …