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Welcome back fifteen minutes before the -- drug dealers and other criminals giving up their guns.
In favor of a very different type of crime one that is so easy for them to perpetrate.
That it only takes a few taps of the keyboard.
And a few clicks of the mouse listen to this one the criminals are filing false tax returns your tax returns.
And receiving -- and all this fraudulent activity is costing the US billions of dollars Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior is here with the prescription for justice so.
This is actually -- that this did did this had been happening years ago when -- Pretty clever.
And this is to say -- this is disturbingly it clever and diabolical as it would and Batman.
What we're seeing is the higher risk catching millions of people doing it.
And -- yeah -- stopping about six or seven billion dollars a year in fraud.
But may be.
Billion dollars a year is getting through.
People get your Social Security never the typical evening and yet -- if you medical records in the in the in the mail and then and in different ways.
And so they take it.
And they filed returns to Turbotax.
And other things in -- they have these kind of fraud mr.
And evade these folks have been found around computers teaching each other how to do this now to get on the -- -- Very prevalent in South Florida using.
Social Security numbers from Puerto Rico because folks in Puerto Rico don't have to file federal.
Tax returns and sell millions of people have been affected by this in a very terrible -- the return body -- Santa Monica a debit card and I.
And then that's -- in sometimes checks mail carriers -- fortunately have been implicated.
In this over the last couple years right have been sent to jail as a result of it.
And so you need to know.
How old to see that it's happening.
And then what to do oh we know once you what you know well you know it's funny because we have some I -- -- about that and tip the first thing it.
Don't give your Social Security number out unless necessary.
-- I'm never going to you know video -- the to put your social right that.
Her via satellite was to yell absolutely not -- really have to begin -- careful about giving out just say no why do you need that okay.
Then check your credit report.
Really frequently sign up for one of those services I know they're expensive but you'll spend thousands of dollars trying to regain.
You -- and they now if you're victim if you in fact become a victim you got to reach out right away to two federal agencies the Federal Trade Commission.
-- -- at 1877.
Then did to the IRS because they're the people -- sent the check to somebody else.
That -- you're supposed to be getting.
And and cold land real quick can you get your money back you can't -- you my -- have to file an affidavit.
A legal affidavit with the IRS you can't get your money back.
You can get the money that's due back to you but -- folks -- -- 1000000.
Then you should be legitimately.
And has implications could ruin your your credit score -- lot of big big issues of really vigilant are on the case -- chaos -- you can't really get.
Thank you -- just pop up.
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