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Tax cheats: Scammers getting away with identity theft

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(KMOV.com) - Once a tax cheat steals an identity, how do they get away with the scam? 

Federal prosecutors say crooks steal your social security number and file as you. The scammers can get this information from security branches at companies of even government agencies.

The scammers put your real information with false claims for dependents and tax credits to get a huge refund, federal prosecutors say.

Another way to steal tax dollars with fake frauds is called tax preparer fraud. 

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