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Taxpayer Data Stolen from IRS Used to File Up to $39 Million in Fraudulent Returns

Published on June 25, 2015, by in Data Breach.

Between February and May fraudsters used compromised consumer information to obtain more detailed tax payer data via the IRS’s “get transcripts” web service for consumers. The IRS estimates there were 200,000 unauthorized attempts or lookups to gain access to copies of previous year tax returns, more than half of which were successful, leading to as

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Eleven Florida Identity Tax Return Fraud Ring Members Arrested

Tax refund fraud is a growing crime that costs the federal government billions each year. Eleven members of an identity fraud ring responsible for millions in fraudulent tax refunds were recently arrested in South Florida, an area where identity theft and tax refund fraud are significantly higher than the national average. Read More

 
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IRS May Share Information with Law Enforcement to Fight Tax Return Identity Fraud

Identity thieves filing fraudulent tax returns to claim refund checks have caused headaches for hundreds of thousands of tax payers and the IRS. But proposed legislation may enable the IRS to share taxpayer information with local law enforcement agencies in efforts to combat tax return identity fraud while the IRS also considers a pilot program

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IRS Addresses Growing Problem of Identity Theft Tax Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that over 400,000 people were victimized by identity fraud related to stealing tax refunds from mid-2009 through 2011. Although the IRS has made great strides in recognizing and stopping fraudulent returns, the popularity of electronic tax filing has led to more identity theft tax fraud attempts. Read More

 
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Leader of 54-person Fraud Ring Pleads Guilty

Fifty-four fraudsters were arrested for their role in an identity theft ring responsible for $4 million in fraud losses while the ring leader plead guilty to five different charges on January 9th. Read More

 
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