Tax Expert and Advisor Barry G. Fowler, Forewarns Readers To Be Aware Of Scams This Hurricane Season
Barry G. Fowler, EA, leading expert in tax resolution issues and CEO of Taxation Solutions shares stories of scams past and IRS tips to help avoid becoming a victim of hurricane scammers.
Houston, TX – June 21, 2018 – Barry G. Fowler, CEO of Taxation Solutions, posted a new article on his website entitled “Brace Yourself – Hurricanes Stir Up A Storm Of Disastrous Scams.” Mr. Fowler makes it clear that people who live in hurricane zones have more to fear than the weather.
Fowler points out, “We’ve just entered the hurricane season. In this part of the country, everyone stays on high alert listening for news of storms forming in the Gulf and the Atlantic and pray for an uneventful season.” He continues adding, “One thing many people forget, particularly those not in the storm’s path, is that scam artists and con artists extraordinaire can do as much damage as the storms they follow preying on people’s compassion.”
According to Fowler, “While those in the storm’s path lose their belongings, homes and sometimes even their lives, the scam artists take money from those in distant parts of the country. They go to great lengths to make folks think the money they are donating is going to storm victims, while pocketing every penny.” He shares, “For instance, check out this story in which, “Investigators found 5,000 questionable Katrina-related websites after that storm, and not just from the area of the disaster, but nationwide. While Katrina was still slamming into Louisiana, a man in Florida launched “AirKatrina.com” claiming he was a private pilot performing rescues and needed money for fuel. He wrote that he saw people huddled on roofs and that “I will hear these screams for the rest of my life.” He was nowhere near Louisiana, but he raised $40,000 in two days, authorities said.
“So be forewarned as we move deeper into hurricane season,” says Fowler. He adds, “Learn to identify scam charities, phishing emails and other forms of communications soliciting funds for hurricane victims.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.taxationsolutions.net/brace-yourself-hurricanes-stir-up-a-storm-of-disastrous-scams/
About Barry G. Fowler, EA
Barry G. Fowler founded Taxation Solutions out of a genuine concern for the IRS issues his clients face, many of whom are self-employed, contract employees, or entrepreneurs. For his contributions to his profession and expertise in tax resolution and financial planning, Fowler has been featured as one of America’s Trendsetters on CBS and Yahoo, and as a Premier Expert in Inc. Magazine. He has been instrumental in helping hundreds of people resolve complex tax issues with the IRS.
Fowler is licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, and is a longstanding member of several tax industry professional organizations: NAEA, NATP, TSEA, ASTP