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Monday, November 28th, 2016 @ 7:53PM

Identity Theft Quiz

CFEG reports that the Department of Justice recently provided an identity theft quiz for consumers as a tool to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. CFEG believes this quiz will be very helpful to the consumer.  The quiz asks a variety of questions such as do…

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Thursday, November 24th, 2016 @ 4:36PM

Alabama Man Sentenced to Prison for Participation in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Alabama Man Sentenced to Prison for Participation in Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme CFEG reports that the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reported that a Montgomery County, Alabama resident was sentenced to 28 months in prison…

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 @ 8:05PM

Tax-related identity theft and Cybersecurity

Tax-related identity theft continues to have significant impact on both the IRS and on victims of this crime.  Identity theft for the purpose of tax fraud occurs when an individual uses another person’s name and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), generally a Social Security Number, to file a fraudulent tax return…

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Thursday, November 17th, 2016 @ 7:05PM

Taxpayer Guide to Tax-Related Identity Theft

As a service to taxpayers and readers of our website CFEG has put together a Taxpayer Guide to Tax-Related Identity Theft. In this guide you will find information which is helpful whether or not you are a victim of Tax-Related Identity Theft. The guide contains information directly from the IRS’s…

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 @ 8:01PM

TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

Review of the Enterprise E-Mail System Acquisition September 30, 2016 CFEG reports that the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration issued a report on September 30, 2016 pertaining to its audit of the Enterprise E-mail System Acquisition. TIGTA did this audit to determine whether the IRS properly procured a new…

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Monday, October 17th, 2016 @ 6:50PM

IRS and Security Summit Partners Warn of Fake Tax Bill Emails

CFEG reports that the IRS and its Security Partners on September 22, 2016 issued an alert to taxpayers to be on the look out for fake tax bills related to the Affordable Care Act. Scammers are sending a fraudulent version of CP2000 notices for tax year 2015. The scam involves…

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