Fraud can come in a number of different forms including identity fraud, investment scams, mortgage fraud and title fraud. If someone steals your cell phone you may encounter wireless fraud. Fraud means misrepresenting yourself or some fact about yourself to gain something unlawfully. Read, watch and listen to Think Glink content to learn about the different kinds of fraud and how to protect yourself.
Pending Home Sales, the Definition of Home Value, Occupancy Fraud & Affordable Housing After College
How is the definition of home value changing for buyers? Is there a reason why pending home sales and existing home sales diverged in April? Get answers to these questions by listening to this week’s Ilyce Glink Show. You can click the audio link below to listen to the full show, or download the podcast via iTunes. On this [...]
If you’ve purchased a credit monitoring product to help you stay on top of the information in your credit file, you may at some point receive an alert. When the alert is about a change you’ve recently initiated—a new credit card or mortgage, for example—it may not be a surprise. But when you receive an [...]
At an IRS tax workshop several years ago, someone asked the speaker if the IRS has a problem with taxpayers who get large refunds. We attendees were surprised to learn that the IRS does look upon large refunds with suspicion. Why? According to a discussion I had with an IRS professional, a refund of $3,000 [...]
Ilyce Glink gives her advice on how to avoid common mortgage refinance scams in today's Real Estate Minute. If you don’t pay your mortgage, it’s much more likely you’ll fall victim to a refinancing scam. When you fall behind on your mortgage payments, your lender files a notice of default. This makes your financial problems [...]
When transferring home ownership, be aware of the tax implications that could cost you a lot of money. Q: My brother wants to transfer ownership of his home into my name and I need to know what the tax implications are for him and me if we do this. He received a settlement from his [...]
One of the reasons you have homeowners insurance is to avoid paying out of pocket for extensive property damage. Another reason you’re paying for homeowners insurance is to have an attorney on retainer to defend you should you be sued if someone gets hurt on your property. I would like to share a story about [...]
A tax filer has an accountant "friend" who filed tax returns but had the money deposited into his account. The accountant is likely guilty of fraud for stealing the tax returns. The filer should contact the IRS immediately and learn to file their own taxes for the future.
Today on the Ilyce Glink Show, Ilyce ran down the good news about the stock market: A 6 percent rally left the Dow up at 9,034 on the first trading day of 2009. Ilyce took questions about annuities, whether there is any help for real estate investors who have been the victims of fraud, what kind of claim to make against a computer company whose equipment shocked the owner and erased all the data, what to do when foreclosure is imminent, and how to help a son who has a car that's worth half of what it was brand new a year ago (and who really doesn't have a clue when it comes to money). Also, Ilyce talked about her FREE Book offer, available at the ThinkGlink.com store. You can download the podcast here or at iTunes.com. For show notes and updates through the week, check out her blog at www.thinkglink.com/blog . Sign up for Ilyce's free weekly newsletter on the ThinkGlink.com home page. Check out the videos at www.expertrealestatetips.net. Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/expertrealestatetips and friend her to be notified about new videos.