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Wave Of Fake Federal And State Tax Returns Filed, Experts Say

by Herb Weisbaum, NBC News

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Lisa Letchworth, who lives in Washington State, doesn’t know how it happened, but crooks got into her TurboTax account. Last Tuesday, when she logged on to start her federal return, she got a nasty surprise. A message on the screen said her return had already been filed and the IRS was issuing a refund of $5,013 to someone else on a prepaid card. … If you use online tax preparation software, especially the kind that stores your completed tax returns, change your login information right away. That’s really the only thing you can do. Read More ›