xFraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. Watch out for these two tax crimes making headlines: tax identity theft and the IRS impostor scam.
TAX ID THEFT
What is it?
Your personal information is stolen for a fraudulent refund. More specifically, tax identity theft can involve:
- filing a tax return using another person’s Social Security number,
- claiming someone else’s children as dependents, or
- claiming a tax refund using a deceased taxpayer’s information.
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