But Diaz's funeral fraud ring isn't the only shocking identity-theft crime scamming Floridians these days.
Florida also happens to be among the top three states for a new form of ID theft that's set it sights at your income tax refund check, according to a
Scripps-Howard News Service Investigation
If you're waiting for your tax return in the mail, beware: Someone
else may have already cashed in on your refund, Scripps-Howard
investigators warn. By using your social security number and other
personal information, tax refund fraudsters fool the IRS into sending
your refund to someone else.
The report states
this tax- or wage-related identity theft has more than tripled since
2005, victimizing an estimated 10 million Americans a year -- most of
whom reside in California, Texas, and -- of course -- Florida, the states
with the most complaints.
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