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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft, Tax Fraud

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    Millions of people are at risk of someone else filing their taxes and stealing their returns. One local man tells what happened to him. "It's been quite a headache," he said. (Published Monday, Feb. 22, 2016)

    About 17.5 million people are victims of identity theft, according to the federal government, which means millions of people are at risk of someone else filing their tax return and stealing tax refunds.

    This information can help you protect yourself from identity theft and refund fraud: