Did you know that stolen identities are the main form of information used by criminals to file fraudulent state and government tax refunds? Personal data is typically stolen by breaching another company’s network; this information is then sold on the underground black market to other like-minded criminals. One example of a well-known breach would be Home Depot where 56 million customers had their information stolen. During the beginning of tax season fraudulent returns are filed as soon as possible by criminals in order to get a refund before the innocent victim has a chance to file their legitimate return.
What can you do if you have been a victim of Tax Fraud and/or Identify Theft?
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