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No matter who does your taxes, once you sign on the dotted line, you are responsible for them. 

Ryan Thompson of the IRS said tax fraud is rampant this time of year. And there are ways to spot would-be crooks. 

Updated at 8:16 p.m. ET

As recounts are underway in Florida, a judge issued a warning Monday to "ramp down the rhetoric" as top Republicans — including President Trump — are casting doubt on the process.

gofundme.com

Gofundme.com pages proliferated almost as soon as cops took Nikolas Cruz into custody after Wednesday’s 17-death massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Donors must parse the funding pages from the fraudulent.

State Grapples With Increase In Card Skimmers

Jul 27, 2017

Credit-card skimming devices at Florida gas stations and stores are on a dramatic rise this year.

Florida To Provide Limited Voter Information To Panel

Jul 7, 2017
MIAMI HERALD STAFF

With Democrats and some Republicans increasing calls this week to fully reject a federal commission's request for voter information, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Thursday that the state will only provide publicly available data.

Florida is among one of the nation's top states in recovering money from health care providers suspected of Medicaid fraud.

Florida officials are warning people about identity theft scammers—a common form of financial fraud.

Consumer Fraud And Protection Tips

Jan 27, 2016
www.consumeradvocates.org

01/06/15 - Identity theft is now so common-place that it’s nearly a “not IF, but  WHEN” situation.

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01/05/16 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents examines a project of the Florida Attorney General’s office called, SENIORS versus CRIME, particularly in the areas of fraud and elder abuse.

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The Personal Finance Industry's Dark Side

Sep 25, 2014
helaineolen.com

09/25/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents is a rebroadcast that goes behind the scenes of the individual finance industry, with journalist Helaine Olen. She’s written POUND FOOLISH:  Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry.  Most well-known TV and radio experts sell dreams that are seldom reached.

FAU

Florida Atlantic University has started a collaborative project to bring South Florida tech entrepreneurs' businesses to life.

Seniors On Medicare Patrol In Miami

Jun 27, 2014
Al Diaz / Miami Herald

It’s a crime that requires no guns. It frequently goes unnoticed until after the fact, and the victims are unwitting U.S. taxpayers duped to the tune of $68 billion a year. Medicare fraud has become one of the most profitable illegal activities in the country — and South Florida is the most likely place to get fleeced.

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A ProPublica investigation earlier this month looked at how Medicare providers charged for their services in 2012 and found unusual billing patterns among a number of Florida care providers.

On average, most providers only charged for the most complex, expensive level of care during office visits about 4 percent of the time. But in Florida, nearly 100 Medicare providers with relatively high volume billed at the most expensive rate 100 percent of the time.

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