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Don't Brag About Your Income!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    IRS Using Social Media to Collect Taxpayer Information and Catch Cheats

    With tax day fast approaching, the IRS is reportedly preparing to gather information on suspected tax cheats in a way they've never attempted before: via social media.

    Indeed, if you've been red-flagged in the past for tax misdeeds, the IRS could be combing through your Facebook and Twitter pages this month to ensure you're not boasting of beating the system.

    While more law enforcement agencies are turning to social media to help them catch crooks, some privacy advocates are uncomfortable with the government?s ability to peek into citizens? digital lives for incriminating information.

    "There are laws that regulate the government's ability to get a hold of things like credit card transaction history. But those laws have become more permissive in the last several years, particularly after 9-11, and so some might say those laws are no longer in line with the average expectation of privacy", said attorney Kristin Mathews to My Fox DC, the TV station that first broke the story.

    Of course, anything you publicly post online is fair game for anyone -- even the taxman -- to find and use to their ends. The less you reveal about yourself online, especially about your personal financial situation, the better.

    http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safe...ollect-Taxpayer-Information-Catch-Cheats.html
     
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  2. sashablack

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    damn good to know, thanx dude :)
     
  3. geomuss

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    They have been doing it for years in the UK through domain reg.
     
  4. The Scarlet Pimp

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    one problem with fb is that people often forget they are having a public discussion with millions of viewers. many people brag about their actions and then act surprised when they get caught, some even post pictures of themselves committing crimes.

    anyone who doesn't think the gov is watching them is nuts.
     
  5. GiorgioB

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    I think 99% people who brag about their income are more broke than a toothfairy in a house full of meth addicts.
     
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  6. The Scarlet Pimp

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    hmmm... kinda explains why your sig box says,

    "Ironin' my Benjamins"

    :D
     
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    Only an idiot would post "HAH IRS CANT CATCH ME!!!"
     
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    lol.. yeah :( busted.. if the tax is reading this.. I haven't got a penny. ;)
     
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    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Social media? Really? Like how many people are going to brag about their earnings on facebook? This is just waste of time for them.

    They better look at classifieds and auction sites, look for those that are selling in volume but who are not declaring everything.
     
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    or post pics of themselves rioting.
    or post pics of themselves with loot.
    or post pics of themselves cheating.

    yep, it's gonna be tough to catch people like this... :D
     
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    Plenty of idiots in the world :)
     
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