IRS: Beware of Identity Theft

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IRS: Beware of Identity Theft

The Internal Revenue Service released the “dirty dozen” top twelve scams that come up during tax season. IRS Spokesperson Karen Connelly explains what the number one scam is that they see this time of year.

Connelly said that the IRS continues to increase its efforts against refund fraud, which includes identity theft. During 2012, the IRS prevented the issuance of $20 billion of fraudulent refunds, including those related to identity theft, compared with $14 billion in 2011.

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