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Tax Identity Theft

I Fell Victim to Tax Identity Theft and So Can You | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business

By Julie Myhre-Nunes, As someone who writes, researches and obsesses over identity theft, I've always taken pride in my ability to ke...

What We Could Have Done With the $5.8 Billion the Government Lost to Tax ID Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Adam Levin

Imagine you were President, or Speaker of the House, and one day you woke up and discovered that you had an extra $5.8 billion dollars to spend. What would you do with the cash? A new aircraft carrier (or half of one, anyway)?

It's Tax Season. Do You Know Where Your Mail Is?

Adam Levin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Money
Adam Levin

We receive some of the most sensitive, potentially damaging mail deliveries of the year during these post-holiday months, and a wayward envelope during tax season can wreak immense financial havoc.

Tax Identity Theft: Why Everyone Is Vulnerable

Adam Levin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

So what happens if, or when, you become a victim of tax identity theft? If you know for certain that your identity has been compromised, the IRS has a form for that. But if you've already lost your tax refund to an identity thief, their reporting mechanism may not be enough to resolve your existing case.

Tax Identity Theft Tops IRS Tax Scams This Year

Mark Steber | Posted 05.12.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

The top three tax scams in the IRS "Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2014" are Identity Theft, Telephone Scams, and Phishing.

Tax Identity Theft: 5 Tips to Help You Not Get Got This Year

Adam Levin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

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?

Dead Simple: Identity Theft, the Deceased and Tax Returns

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.26.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The IRS has reported that it blocked $20 billion in tax refunds from bogus tax claims last year -- $6 billion more than the year before. What the figure really means is that more and more identity fraudsters fancy their chances against the IRS.

The Tax Form That Could Save Your Refund From Thieves

Adam Levin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Stealing a tax refund is one of the most direct ways for an identity thief to monetize the information they steal. And it's way too easy.