Simeone and Raynor, LLC are your will contest attorneys in NJ. When seeking to contest a Will, Trust or other testamentary instrument, a client should promptly seek counsel to represent them. Under New Jersey law, a resident of this state, generally, only has FOUR (4) MONTHS from the date the Will is admitted to probate to institute litigation in order to challenge the validity of that document. Because of this limited time frame, when suspicious activity arises, such as a refusal by an executor to produce a copy of the decedent’s Will, individuals are encouraged to move quickly to protect their rights. Read more.
Phishing Remains on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season and the IRS Offers Tips to Protect Your Identity
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2015 filing season.
“The IRS won’t send you an email about a bill or refund out of the blue. Don’t click on one claiming to be from the IRS that takes you by surprise,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “I urge taxpayers to be wary of clicking on strange emails and websites. They may be scams to steal your personal information.”
Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime but many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their returns or find people to help with their taxes.
Illegal scams can lead to significant penalties and interest and possible criminal prosecution. IRS Criminal Investigation works closely with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to shutdown scams and prosecute the criminals behind them.
Stop and Think before Clicking
Phishing is a scam typically carried out with the help of unsolicited email or a fake website that poses as a legitimate site to lure in potential victims and prompt them to provide valuable personal and financial information. Armed with this information, a criminal can commit identity theft or financial theft.
If you receive an unsolicited email that appears to be from either the IRS or an organization closely linked to the IRS, such as the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), report it by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to keep in mind the IRS generally does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS has information online that can help you protect yourself from email scams.
The IRS offers the following tips as ways to protect you from becoming a victim of identity theft:
- Don’t carry your Social Security card or any documents that include your Social Security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
- Don’t give a business your SSN or ITIN just because they ask. Give it only when required.
- Protect your financial information.
- Check your credit report every 12 months.
- Review your Social Security Administration earnings statement annually.
- Secure personal information in your home.
- Protect your personal computers by using firewalls and anti-spam/virus software, updating security patches and changing passwords for Internet accounts.
- Don’t give personal information over the phone, through the mail or on the Internet unless you have initiated the contact or you are sure you know who you are dealing with.
For more information, see the special identity theft section on IRS.gov, as well as IRS Fact Sheet 2015-1, IRS Combats Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts, and IRS Fact Sheet 2015-2, Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers and Victims.
The Law Firm of Simeone & Raynor, LLC, would like to once again thank our friends, clients and colleagues for coming out in support of our fifth annual food drive for the Food Bank of South Jersey. This year, our firm, with your assistance, raised over 281lbs of food for those in need this holiday season. We would like to applaud your commitment to the community and to our firm. For our part, we will continue our pledge to support these worthy endeavors and look forward towards our sixth annual food drive coming up later this year. To all those who participated, we would like to once again say: “Thank you.”
For the fourth consecutive year, Simeone & Raynor, LLC, is encouraging our friends and clients to participate in our annual food drive for the Food Bank of South Jersey. Between November 3, 3014 and January 2, 2015, our office will be collecting much need donations of non-perishable food at our Cherry Hill Office located at 1522 Route 38. Some of the items which are needed during this holiday season include: Peanut Butter and Jelly; Canned Tuna; Macaroni and Cheese; Pasta, Rice; Canned or Dry Beans; Breakfast Cereal; Canned Soup, Stew & Chili; and Canned Vegetables and Fruit. Please join us in giving back to the community this holiday season. Non-perishable foods can be dropped off at our Cherry Hill office between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.
Welcome to Simeone and Raynor, LLC, law firm. We have two offices, one located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and the other in Medford, New Jersey. In addition to these two locations, the law firm of Simeone & Raynor, LLC routinely represents clients throughout the South Jersey area, including Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Atlantic, Cape May, Middlesex, and Ocean Counties.
The attorneys at our Cherry Hill and Medford offices are committed to providing quality and professional legal services in the areas of estate planning, litigation and administration, as well as offering comprehensive real estate and business services.