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Identify and describe at least two forms of fraud techniques from your research. Include the identity of the government agencies that provide awareness for these types of fraud techniques. Tax fraud is something that seems to be on the rise these days, especially due to those that are completing their returns electronically, which is known as e-filling. With e-filing, evidence of fraud is difficult to find. There are no signed tax forms, envelopes or fingerprints, and e-filing promises quick refunds. Another type of fraud is when an unscrupulous return preparer modifies the bank – routing information on a return so the direct deposit refund will wind up in his/her own bank account, the victim wouldn’t know anything unless the IRS sends an audit, by this time, it would be too late (New York Times, 2013). It is reported that electronic Tax fraud is a major issue for state returns as well, An example that was giving in my research, a 25-year old woman e-filed a fraudulent Oregon state return reporting wages of $3 million and claiming a $2.1 million refund, and the Oregon Department of Revenue actually sent her the refund, without proper investigation. Another instance reported was in October 2013, a hacker stole 3.8 million unencrypted tax records from the South Carolina Department of Revenue (New York Times, 2013). When it comes to Tax fraud, the IRS has many ways of alerting the public on the aware of electronic tax fraud and how to notice if something is indeed incorrect with your return, which goes for federal and state returns. If you go to their website they also have numerous ways in which these types of issues can report and eliminated. Electronic voter fraud isn’t as heard about as Tax fraud, but its definitely becoming an issue. Upon research, I found there are countless fraudulent claims dealing with voting. There are people that are registered and…...

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