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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

January 15, 2014
Bilirakis Blog

Identity theft is a serious crime that affected 12.6 million people in 2012 with damages to the economy totaling more than $21 billion – not to mention the immeasurable damage to the victims’ credit ratings. Increasingly, criminals are stealing social security numbers from taxpayers and filing forged tax returns to get fraudulent refunds.

During Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, it is important that we raise awareness of the steps you can take to better protect your personal information. For tips and resource, visit the Federal Trade Commissions’ website at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0008-tax-related-identity-theft.

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