Weekly Reports

December 1, 2013

Weekly Report 13-49

  • MILLENNIAL PERSPECTIVE UPDATE: Some 80 million Americans (a quarter of U.S. population) now age 18 – 34 are “the most diverse, well-educated, interconnected generation in history, having lived their entire lives amid the greatest technological shift since the Industrial Revolution.”... Continue
  • November 24, 2013

    Weekly Report 13-48

  • “PHISHING MESSAGES TRICK ONE IN FIVE EMPLOYEES.” One recent campaign induced 72% of users to click on a malicious link. Most effective message content is apparently a fake lure for Employee Discount, targeting “specter of loss (e.g. thanks for your... Continue
  • November 17, 2013

    Weekly Report 13-47

  • “FAR MORE INVASIVE” TAX AUDITS OF PARTNERSHIPS & SMALL BUSINESSES ARE ON THE WAY. An IRS Commissioner has confirmed that agents of the Small Business/Self-Employed Division are currently undergoing “en masse training… to put the right tools into examiner’s hands,... Continue
  • November 10, 2013

    Weekly Report 13-46

  •  NEWEST SCAM: “IRS is warning the public about a phone scam that targets people across the nation. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire... Continue
  • November 3, 2013

    Weekly Report 13-45

  • UP TO $132 BILLION IN “IMPROPER” TAX REFUNDS & CREDITS over the last decade is “disturbing,” according to the IRS Inspector General. He concedes that “IRS must do a better job of reining in improper payments… but probably won’t make... Continue