April 01, 2016

"Hi, Grandpa, It's Me": Scammers Impersonating Grandchildren, Friends, Even Microsoft

Martin Cowan

Reprinted from Martin Cowan, "'Hi, Grandpa, It's Me,' Scammers Impersonating Grandchildren, Friends, Even Microsoft," Voice of Experience: The Finance Issue, February 2016. © 2016 American Bar Association.

I recently got a call from a friend, a retired physician, asking for tax advice:  he had been tricked into sending $1,500 to a scammer. Can he deduct it?

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