Grave Robbers 2.0 – Who They Are and How to Stop Them

The IRS has prevented an extra $6 billion in fraudulent
tax returns
this year totaling $20 billion in blocked tax returns. Although
much progress has been made in only giving legitimate refunds, there is an
unusual type of claim being filed, from deceased individuals. Tax fraudsters
are stealing the names of those who are departed and filing taxes with their
information. This proves that identity thieves are willing to go to any length
to get personal information from you or your loved ones. In addition to
stealing the identities of the deceased, identity thieves are also stealing
identities from children to recent fraudulent returns. This year alone, almost $4 Million in tax
returns have been filed under childrens names.

The range of opportunities that identity thieves have to
commit their crime today makes it a smarter investment than ever to partner
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help authenticate personal information that is submitted for reasons other than
tax returns as well. If your business conducts any type request for personal
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can benefit your business and keep your consumers
happier and safer.

[Contributed by EVS Marketing]

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