Feds arrests dozens in ID theft-tax fraud takedown in South Florida
How big a problem is ID theft/tax refund fraud? Well, the government says it’s to the tune of $5.2 billion.
In human terms, here’s some interesting stats:
Among major U.S. cities with the most fraud-related tax filings: Tampa (88,724 returns, with refunds of $468,382,079); Miami (74,496 returns, with refunds of $280,509,449) and Atlanta (29,787 returns, with refunds of $77,113,392).
Read more on The Miami Herald.