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Identity Theft…There is More

As we were sending the last LegalBrief today, Identity Theft…Now What?, the Associated Press (AP) broke a story about taxpayer identity theft. When taxpayers file for refunds, some find their money has been paid to someone else using their name and Social Security number.

According to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by the AP, taxpayer identity theft increased from 51,700 incidents in 2008 to more than 248,000 incidents in 2010. That is almost a 500% increase in just two years.

AP NewsBreak: IRS grappling with soaring taxpayer identity theft

To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Protect your personal information and get help at even the first hint you may have a problem.

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