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What is Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud?

Identity theft tax refund fraud occurs when identity thieves use stolen personal identifying information (PII) to file fraudulent tax returns to receive a tax refund check from the Department of Treasury. Identity thieves commonly steal PII through phishing scams, Dark Web auctions, hacking databases, installing malware, and employee unauthorized access.

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