From CBS News
For most taxpayers, this is the time of year to be looking forward to a tax refund, but it's also is the time tax fraudsters like the best.
One of the fastest growing crimes is ID theft involving a fraudulently filed tax return by someone who has your Social Security number and tries to get your refund. Unfortunately, most victims find out only when they try to e-file their tax return. Instead of getting confirmation from the IRS of a properly filed return, they get a rejection because a tax return in their name has already been filed.