IRS Launches 2013 Crack Down on Identity Theft, Tax Fraud in U.S.

The IRS has just announced a nationwide crackdown on identity thieves who steal other people’s tax refund checks or misuse the Social Security numbers of unsuspecting taxpayers. The effort spanned 32 states, as well as Puerto Rico, and was part of a year-long initiative to crack down on tax refund fraud and identity theft.