How would you cope if the tax refund you were counting on, and were counting the days until you received, just never showed up? How freaked out would you be if you found that it was sent to another address instead?
Treasury estimates that the IRS could issue $21 billion to identity thieves over the next five years. For those those of you who are more visual, that's $21,000,000,000. Still need help? Consider the following.
ID theft happens everywhere in every type of company. In order for this to be avoided, companies need to review what protections and safeguards they have in place to protect this data from theft, and carefully vet employees who have access to it.