Over recent years, identity theft and fraud have become enormous concerns. In most cases, if a thief obtains your Social Security number, name, and address, they can do major damage to your credit report and financial life. Due to these problems, Medicare has decided to discontinue the use of Social Security numbers as part of account numbers, and will no longer display these old numbers on Medicare cards. So, if you’re currently on Medicare, you will soon receive a new card.
The IRS recently notified tax professionals of a new scam that frequently targets life insurance and annuity policy owners. As part of our continued dedication to protecting our clients, we thought it was important to warn you about these con artists. This scam is perpetrated through a variety of channels, but the basic premise is always the same: Con artists impersonate tax professionals, insurance representatives, or financial advisors and trick unsuspecting victims into sh