Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tax Prep Identity Thieves Filed for $4 Million in Tax Refunds Using Names of Living and Dead


“I am probably the single biggest threat to the U.S. government currently living and they don’t even know it.”

“I can do things to the government that will make all these terrorist organizations look like sewing circles.”

- Arizona Tax Preparer



1900 fake tax returns

$4 million in stolen refunds
170 bank accounts
175 different IP addresses
2 guys
1 still at large

Some of us never stop to think about the fact that a tax preparer has all of our critical, personally identifiable information. It's time we took notice.

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Identity Thieves Filed for $4 Million in Tax Refunds Using Names of Living and Dead | Threat Level | Wired.com