(Tampa, Fla.) — You may have never heard of “Green dot prepaid debit cards” but they are commonly used by scammers to receive fraudulent IRS refunds, authorities say.
Service won’t prosectute unless theft is over $50K — but will fight honest taxpayers over $100.00
Irreverent View EXCLUSIVE By Chris Ingram
(Tampa, Fla.) — You may have never heard of “Green dot prepaid debit cards,” but they are commonly used by scammers to receive fraudulent IRS refunds, authorities say.
This week the Tampa Tribune and the St. Pete Times reported on one such scammer.
On Friday (9/2), Bay-area law enforcement will be holding a press conference about the problem.
The real issue with this scam is not that scammers are stealing money and the identities of innocent victims as the Tribune and Times reported. No, the real crime is our own government. Specifically the IRS.
Here’s how the scam works – and why the IRS is the real problem: Continue reading “Earth to Rush Limbaugh: IRS refuses to prosecute fraudulent tax-return scammers”
The nation that invented the atom bomb to end World War II could take on global climate change with the same kind of drive and innovation
By Elan Barnehama
I’m thinking that President Bush had the annual celebration of Earth Day in mind when he announced last week that the U.S. strategy for tackling global warming was to pretty much do nothing for the next dozen years. It could be that he was reacting to the news that China has overtaken the United States as the world’s leader in carbon emission. I mean, really, how many more setbacks can one administration take? Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Earth Day; You’re On Your Own”