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$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

By: ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

A government report in November said the IRS issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the previous year to criminals who were using other people's personal information. ...


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