IRS Impersonator Sent to Jail

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This past filing season, taxpayers across the country discovered that their electronically submitted returns were rejected because someone had already fraudulently filed a return under his or her Social Security number. The IRS has attempted to address this by issuing affected taxpayers a PIN to use on the following year’s tax return. However, even that database was hacked, rendering many of these PIN’s ineffective.

An ID theft bust in April resulted with a Georgia couple pleading guilty to conspiracy and money laundering. They used the IRS’s online “get transcript” feature to steal taxpayer refunds. The IRS has since shut down the …read more

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