We’ve all been warned about identity theft where thieves steal social security numbers to open credit cards under your name.
Now there’s a new identity theft taking place you need to be on the look out for.
A new report from the Washington Times says a shocking number of illegal immigrants have stolen social security numbers to steal American jobs.
Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal identity, and the IRS doesn’t do a very good job of letting those American citizens and illegal immigrants know they’re being impersonated, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new report released Thursday.
The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal foreign workers whose identities are stolen, and who have to deal with explaining money they never earned.
But the IRS only manages to identify half of the potentially 1.4 million people likely affected by the fraud in 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in its report.
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