Friday, September 02, 2011
IRS refund scams in Florida based on mass identity theft from family-tree websites
MSNBC and Peter Williams are reporting on an IRS refund scheme in Tampa, FL based on identity theft. Identities were lifted off of “family tree” and genealogy websites. So far 49 people have been arrested in the Tampa area, with more to follow. One case involved the stealing of a developmentally disabled person’s identity.