The Woman Who Stole 700 Identities

Identity Theft

The Woman Who Stole 700 Identities

The Woman Who Stole 700 Identities

A Florida woman who stole more than 700 identities was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reported last week. Earlier this year, Tia Lashonda Miller, 39, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession and aggravated identity theft. Police caught on to Miller’s escapades in 2012, when she was arrested for… Read More

Atlanta Woman Is a Victim of Tax ID Theft 2 Years In a Row

Identity Theft

Atlanta Woman Is a Victim of Tax ID Theft 2 Years In a Row

Atlanta Woman Is a Victim of Tax ID Theft 2 Years In a Row

Most people don’t enjoy tax season. Any of the thousands of Americans who experience tax-related identity theft find this time of year particularly frustrating. And then there’s Kenyatta Solomon, an Atlanta woman whose identity has reportedly been stolen to file fraudulent tax returns two years in a row. “It’s very frustrating, especially when they say they… Read More

Help! Someone Else Is Getting My Tax Docs

Identity Theft

Help! Someone Else Is Getting My Tax Docs

Help! Someone Else Is Getting My Tax Docs

Tax fraud is one of the most common forms of identity theft. You don’t want tax season to be any more complicated than it has to be, and you also don’t want someone messing with your personal information. Sometimes you have no control over the situation: Perhaps your Social Security number was stolen in a… Read More

The Tax Scams That Could Cost You Your Refund

Identity Theft

The Tax Scams That Could Cost You Your Refund

The Tax Scams That Could Cost You Your Refund

You may dread tax season, but scammers love it. From stealing people’s personal information to trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, some people go to extraordinary lengths to make money by cheating the tax system. In a recent post to its website, the IRS listed its Dirty Dozen… Read More

The Real Reason to Start Your Taxes Now

Identity Theft

The Real Reason to Start Your Taxes Now

The Real Reason to Start Your Taxes Now

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? How angry would you be if you received a notice a couple weeks after… Read More

Tax Return Fraud Is Still a Billion-Dollar Problem

Identity Theft

Tax Return Fraud Is Still a Billion-Dollar Problem

Tax Return Fraud Is Still a Billion-Dollar Problem

The Internal Revenue Service caught $12.1 billion in fraudulent tax returns resulting from identity theft in 2012, but the identity theft that went undetected likely amounted to $3.6 billion in tax fraud. That’s down $1.6 billion from the more than $5.2 billion in undetected fraudulent tax refunds issued in 2011, according to an audit by the… Read More

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