It is that time again. Time to begin filing your 2013 tax returns. It’s also time for the thieves and scammers to try to get your tax refund before you do. Tonight, CBS4′s David Sutta looks at the skyrocketing cost of identity theft impacting taxpayers, and what’s being done to reign in fleeced IRS refunds.
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The last thing on most parents’ mind this time of year is worrying about having identity thieves steal their children’s personal data to take out credit cards, loans, and even renting homes in their kids’ names. But it’s something that is a growing problem that parents should pay attention to it.