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Feds warn banks to look out for construction fraud
- Feds are cracking down on financial fraud in the construction industry. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, part of the U.S. Treasury Department, issued a notice to financial institutions Wednesday, highlighting an increase in state and federal payroll tax evasion and workers’ compensation fraud by U.S. construction businesses.
- State and federal tax authorities lose hundreds of millions annually to these types of schemes, according to the announcement.