Tax Refund Fraud Drops by 50 Percent, IRS Says

From the Washington Post

The number of people who reported having phony tax returns filed in their names fell by more than 50 percent this year, from 2015, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.

In the first nine months of this year, about 237,750 people filed reports with the IRS saying that their identities had been stolen. That is down from the same period last year, when 512,278 people reported being victims of identity theft.

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