St. Louis-area ranks third for tax refund fraud - KMOV.com

St. Louis-area ranks third for tax refund fraud

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Tax refund fraud is becoming an American epidemic and News 4 is hearing from many people who have been targeted.

Federal investigators say the St. Louis-area ranks third in the country for tax return fraud activity.

The fraud is usually discovered when tax-payers file their returns and find out someone else has already filed in their name. Prosecutors say some scammers are filing hundreds of returns and are receiving millions of dollars using the fraud.

The fraudsters buy the name, social security number and birth date of the inspecting victim online.

If you have a tax fraud story contact News 4 at taxcheats@kmov.com.

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