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Bogus tax returns – a big problem

When all it takes to file for a bogus tax return from the IRS is an Internet connection and a stolen identity, the barriers to such a crime are low. And those low barriers are a big reason why bogus tax returns totaled more than $4 billion in 2012 – and why the Justice Department and IRS are getting serious about combating it. 

Combined with this week’s news about the Heartbleed bug potentially impacting personal information on many of the web’s most popular sites, it’s a big reason to consistently and vigilantly monitor any and all online account activity and credit ratings.