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March 24, 2016

Phishing Victims Muddle Tax Fraud Fight

This post was originally published on this site Many U.S. citizens are bound to experience delays in getting their tax returns processed this year, thanks largely to more stringent controls enacted by Uncle Sam and the states to block fraudulent tax refund requests filed by identity thieves. A steady drip of corporate data breaches involving phished employee W-2 information is adding to the backlog, as is an apparent mass adoption by ID thieves of professional tax services for processing large numbers of phony refund requests. According to data released this week by anti-fraud company iovation, the Internal Revenue Service is taking up to […]