IRS Continues to Battle Cyber Crime

Posted on April 25, 2016

According to the IRS, identity theft and tax refund fraud continue to challenge the Internal Revenue Service because criminals have become increasingly sophisticated.

Using the “dark web”, criminals buy Social Security numbers and personal identification information on a huge scale. Surprisingly, the average cyber criminal only asked for as little as $2.00 per username and password.

If you have been the victim of identity theft, you know that the time and expense in reversing the identity theft costs substantially more than $2.00 to undo. In response to cyber criminals, the IRS has increased the number of fraud filters from 11 in 2011 to well over 200 in 2015. The IRS continues its efforts to protect taxpayer information.

Has your tax identity been stolen by a cyber criminal? Call us, we can help.

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