Identity thieves gear up to steal your tax refund

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January 18, 2014

What’s worse than filing your taxes? Having an identity thief steal your return check.

Identity theft is already a serious problem — the No. 1 complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, and tax-related identity theft is a growing part of this crime spree. In 2010, about 15 percent of all identity theft complaints to the FTC dealt with tax returns. In 2013, that jumped to 43 percent.

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