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(PRWEB) January 14, 2013
The Corporate Whistle Blower Center is saying, "The underground US cash economy may be in the hundreds of billions of dollars each year, and its probably bigger than the GDP of all but a few of the top industrial countries GDP, and it is all untaxed. With the new tax the rich theme song coming from the Administration, and the US Senate we expect the underground cash economy in the United States will get even bigger. In our opinion the tax cheats, or money launderers have little to worry about because the IRS is not exactly warm, welcoming and transparent; especially when it comes to whistleblowers trying to step forward with proof of major tax fraud." The Corporate Whistle Blower Center is not alone in their assessment of the US IRS's whistleblower program. On May 10th 2012, according to Forbes Magazine, Senator Charles Grassley was quoted as saying, "I can't understand why the IRS Whistleblower Office has been so slow to process cases, and make rewards?" The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, " We can show Senator Grassley, and his colleagues instance, after instance where we gift wrapped whistleblower cases, where the tax fraud was in the tens of millions, hundreds of millions, or billions of dollars, and because of incompetence, or pure negligence, the IRS dropped the ball. We think IRS whistleblower cases should be generating north of a hundred billion dollars a year to the US Treasury, but nothing changes, unless the US Congress forces the US IRS to change their culture. In its current condition a whistleblower would be insane to trust the US IRS with a significant tax fraud case, out of fear the IRS would mess it up, do nothing, or not even understand why the tax fraud was even a problem." http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
Some First Hand Examples Of The IRS Bungling Major Tax Fraud Whistleblower Cases From The Corporate Whistle Blower Center:
In October of 2006 President Bush signed into law the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center almost immediately started an investigation. By the spring of 2007, the group already had enough evidence to prove one of the largest US banks was laundering Internet gambling proceeds to US Internet gamblers, along with the one of the biggest banks in Germany-via its US offices. The tax fraud was in the hundreds of millions, or billions of dollars. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, "We presented our information to the Justice Department, and the IRS. No US banks, or German banks doing business in the US were ever punished for the money laundering, or tax fraud?"
The Corporate Whistle Blower Center in 2006 approached the US IRS about major national homebuilders using a phoney 1099 tax fraud scheme, in which undocumented workers primarily from Mexico helped build many of the homes during the US housing boom from 2004-2006. The group estimates over one million undocumented workers were involved. These workers were 1099'd, and called subcontractors by the major homebuilders, and few if anyone paid any federal, or state taxes. Again no action on the part of the US IRS?
The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, "There needs to be a major overhaul at the US IRS's whistleblower program, there needs to be transparent ways for whistleblowers, and their attorneys to provide the IRS with information about major tax fraud, or money laundering without fear the IRS would not ignore the information, or be so incompetent as to not even be able to understand the information they are being given, and the process must be transparent." http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
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London, England (PRWEB UK) 24 January 2013
Global annual sales of counterfeit goods now amount to over $ 600 billion, or 5-7% of world trade, studies suggest.
And, according to US Customs and Border Protection, 21% of all counterfeit goods seized in the US were bogus consumer electronics and computing hardware equipment.
With the annual cost to British businesses thought to run into millions of pounds, the effects that the influx of phony IT products has on the worlds financial, manufacturing, administrative and service sectors will all fall under the spotlight at a summit in Hong Kong later this week.
A panel of industry experts will discuss a diverse agenda, ranging from possible links between counterfeiting and organised crime to online identity theft, as part of a determined effort to eradicate the forgeries from the marketplace.
Counterfeit networking equipment can be sold for a fraction of the cost of genuine equipment, tempting IT purchasers away from recognised suppliers.
But the installation of sub-standard products into vital networks and systems invariably leads to damage and loss of service, with customers ultimately picking up the bill for the costly down-time.
In the United States, counterfeiting has become such a problem that the US Congress even went so far as to pass the Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act in 2006.
Leading UK industry expert Matt Archer of ICP Networks Ltd in Cheshire will attend the event and insists that the threat is very real - and almost impossible for the end user to spot.
Routers, switches, replacement parts all appear the same unless you know what you are looking for. The moment they are installed in your system you are vulnerable and that cant be right, he explained.
This is such a sophisticated crime; the irony is that the counterfeit industry is arguably as sophisticated, if not more so sometimes, than the genuine article. But it has to be stopped.
We have to stand together as an industry to stamp this out. This isnt a question of suppliers worrying about their preserving their own margins, this is about us being able to stamp out a genuine security threat to the modern world at source.
It does not take a great leap of imagination to think what could happen if a fake router is able to broadcast sensitive information to third party sources.
The FBI and security forces around the world view this as one of their top priorities but we as an industry have to take the first steps, added Mr Archer.
The FBI have made a number of high profile strikes against counterfeit gangs including one raid that saw 30 people arrested and more than $ 143 million dollars work of networking gear confiscated from a counterfeit ring.
Industry leaders and manufacturers from China, the US, Korea, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK will jet into Hong Kong for the ASCDI (Association of Service and Computer Dealers International) conference in Hong Kong to tackle a range issues.
They believe counterfeit goods are causing havoc with the safe and sound conduct of public and private commerce throughout the world, with the added potential to cause great damage and harm to life and property.
Mr Archer, MD of ICP Networks, added: The only way to combat any criminal element determined to exploit this market is to ensure that we remain tight as an industry - and trusted.
It may seem strange to some to think that businesses, who in essence all compete for the same space in the market place will work together on this. But we have too. We all have to take the lead.
Businesses can save huge amounts of money by purchasing refurbished, recycled or brand new legacy equipment. But they should not gamble their existence by buying from suppliers who cannot be trusted.
The ASCDI are determined to ensure that all of our members abide by the law and maintain the highest level of integrity and responsibility toward their customers, the information technology industry and the public at large.
We will do everything we can to eliminate or, at the very least, mitigate the impact of counterfeit IT goods and to develop best practices and strategies aimed at identifying, inspecting, testing and properly disposing of counterfeit goods.
Make no mistake, law enforcement agencies will catch up with the counterfeiters eventually. This is not just about our industry; this really is about our worldwide security, more generally.
Instances of counterfeit technology products quadrupled from 2009 to 2011, with private users, large businesses as well as Governmental departments and the military all hit.
Governments across the globe are concerned about the problem - so much so that the Indian Government are considering banning the imports of such equipment.
Draft regulations have been submitted that will insist that a substantial percentage of technology hardware purchased by government agencies and some big businesses, ranging from Wi-Fi devices to network switches, are purchased only from Indian-based manufacturers.
They are concerned that counterfeit equipment threatens the security of their nation and will demand tighter controls on supplies, meaning suppliers will have to establish local factories in India or face being cut out of the country.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said the proposed rules are meant to help develop a robust Indian technology manufacturing sector.
"The existing global supply of electronics manufacturing is firmly entrenched. Even though shift in global supply chain may initially look painful, it is expected to be rewarding and good for overall development of the sector in the long run," said a statement.
The new rules would apply to a range of technologies including Wi-Fi devices, set-top boxes, laptops, printers, telephone handsets and the switches and routers that power corporate networks.
Indian officials insist the restrictions are crucial, claiming "It is difficult to test or regulate electronic components/products, and even more so if these are produced abroad in a country where the procedures are largely opaque."
"Counterfeit electronic parts can flow into critical electronic products and this can have serious implications."
THE ICP GUIDE TO AVOIDING COUNTERFEIT EQUIPMENT.
Ask questions about where your technology comes from and buy from reputable retailers: You will have recourse to return the item if any item you purchase does prove to be counterfeit. Victims should also report any counterfeits to the police immediately.
You get what you pay for: Buying technology at the cheapest price might not be a bargain. Remember that counterfeit goods are often much cheaper than the legitimate version. If the price you have been offered looks too good to be true, it probably is!
For further information or for interview opportunities with Matt Archer, MD of ICP Networks please email: email@example.com
Troops in Europe to Take on Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Actors Kamar de los Reyes, James Burns and Rich McDonald on USO Tour
Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) January 28, 2013
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