It’s no secret that South Florida is a hot bed for identity theft, but many people don’t realize that the state also leads the nation when it comes to federal tax return identity theft.
A 30-year old Ft. Lauderdale man found guilty of a identity theft tax refund scam will be sentenced this June.
With the April 15th tax deadline less than two weeks away, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers are still waiting for last years’ refunds.
A new federal complaint obtained by CBS4 shows some disturbing details in the case against 27-year-old Miami Police Officer Malinsky Bazile.
A pair of Transportation Security Officers were recognized Friday for their efforts in catching a pair of suspected identity thieves at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Bound for Baltimore, two men sparked the attention of Transportation Security Agents and were caught with the personal information of hundreds of people in their luggage, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
A federal judge unleashed the maximum sentence on a man who sold prisoners’ Social Security numbers to a gang member who then allegedly filed phony tax-refund claims in their names.
Several fake websites are offering to help people apply for public assistance, if they provide financial and personal information.
$34 million and the identities of thousands of dead people were at risk in a large-scale tax fraud scheme for which 11 people were indicted Friday.
The acting head of the IRS announced a massive national crackdown is underway to prevent billions of dollars in taxpayer refunds from being stolen nationwide.