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WATCH OUT! Phishing Remains a Threat for Taxpayers

The IRS is warning taxpayers to watch out for fake emails and websites trying to steal personal information that can be used to commit identify or financial theft. The IRS is listing this type of “phishing” scheme on its list … Continue reading

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Nonprofits Subject to Email Phishing Attacks

On October 29, many received an email from Christopher Oechsli, president of Atlantic Philanthropies, saying the New York foundation was planning on randomly giving away $1 million. The email stated that recipients should consider themselves to be “lucky individuals.” Unfortunately … Continue reading

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New IRS Phone and Email Scams

The IRS is warning of phone and email scams targeting individuals and businesses. First, scammers have been making calls claiming to be from the IRS. They may say that a taxpayer owes money or is entitled to a large refund. … Continue reading

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Vendor Warning

Do you check references before you engage vendors for your organization’s fundraising events? If not, you should. The New York Times Haggler recently reminded us why. In a recent post, the Haggler investigated a company called CreditCardMachineRentals.com, which charged a … Continue reading

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IRS Warns of Pervasive Phone Scam

You may encounter something even scarier than Halloween today. The IRS is warning about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers around the country. The scammers tell people that they owe money to the IRS and that it must be paid … Continue reading

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UPDATE: New Misleading Mailers

Did your nonprofit heed our warning about misleading mailers? Hopefully it didn’t fall prey to the most recent misleading mailers we’ve seen. The first is titled “Statement of Information Officers List” and warns that failure to file a Statement of … Continue reading

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Misleading Mailers Revisited

Around this time last year, we warned you about misleading mailers notifying you that your organization’s annual minutes are due. Well it’s that time of year again! Make sure to read our blog and check with a trusted advisor before … Continue reading

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People Aren’t the Only Victims of Identity Theft

You have probably heard of identity theft. But that only happens to people, right? Wrong. Nonprofits have an identity too and can be victimized by identity theft just like people. The corporate version of the Social Security Number is the … Continue reading

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