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IRS: Identity thieves outsmart the feds

Letter by Kenneth Jay Severe, Lakewood on Nov. 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm | No Comments »
November 11, 2013 2:17 pm

Re:”IRS refunded $4B to identity thieves” (TNT, 11-8).

According to the article, 655 income tax refunds were sent to identity thieves at the same address in Lithuania; 343 income tax refunds were sent to identity thieves at the same address in Shanghai.

Altogether, $4 billion was paid out to identity thieves all over the world and the U.S.

Is anybody at the IRS going to own up to this level of stupidity? And we’re entrusting the IRS to handle Obamacare? If we do that, we may all be more stupid than they are.

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