Identity Thief Steals Nonprofits' Tax IDs, Aided By Hole In IRS Electronic Filing System

04/16/2011 01:29 pm ET | Updated Jun 16, 2011
  • William P. Barrett Forbes

Someone has hijacked the tax identity of more than 2,300 tiny or defunct nonprofits, apparently taking advantage of a hole in a new electronic Internal Revenue Service filing system to list the same person as a charitable official at the same mail box drop in Las Vegas.

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