May 26, 2022

The Internal Revenue Service is fending off a barrage of tax refund schemes as crooks using stolen IDs attempt to cash in on 2021 tax breaks that were pumped up during the pandemic.

And the IRS backlog of millions of returns from a year ago could play into their hand to make things just a bit easier for the bad actors.

Many real deal taxpayers can only dream of keeping up with all the new tax rules but clearly the crooks do not face such problems.  

Those filing rogue returns know all too well how to generate thousands of dollars in stolen refund cash by claiming the more lucrative earned income tax credit, the child tax credit and the recovery rebate credit, as well as other tax breaks. 

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