Every day there is someone coming up with another way they think will be successful in hiding assets from a former spouse, litigants or even their partners.

There is a practice becoming more and more common. We call it a “practice” because no matter how often someone does it, it won’t be perfect and eventually, they always get caught.

The practice is providing a wrong social security number by switching two of the digits when opening an account. The bad guy figures if he gives an inaccurate social security number, no one will find out – even if someone does an asset investigation searching for hidden bank accounts or stock accounts.

But someone WILL find out—it could be an investigator, the attorney or the authorities—and then everyone [...]