By MyBankTracker  Updated on Thu Feb 7, 2013

IRS Makes Advances Against Identity Thieves

 

The Internal Revenue Service said that a massive national sweep in recent weeks has resulted in 734 enforcement actions against 389 individuals for identity theft.

“We have aggressively stepped up our efforts to pursue and prevent refund fraud and identity fraud, and we will continue to intensely focus on this area,” said IRS Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller, in a press release. “This is part of a much wider effort underway for the 2013 tax season to stop fraud.”

Hopefully, such a crackdown is enough to deter other identity thieves from preying on taxpayers this tax season.

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