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Extended Tax Season in the US Spurs Additional Concerns for Identity Theft and Tax-Related Fraud

June 17, 2020

Fraudsters often stay ahead of the game, using every trick in the book to catch citizens off guard and steal millions of dollars in hard-earned money, and personal information each year.

Although scammers are a year-round threat, the extended tax season in the U.S. may particularly tempt criminals wanting a quick paycheck. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the IRS extended the 2019 tax filing date until July 15, 2020, and the number of tax-related identity theft cases is expected to rise.

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