Identity Thieves Are At It Again

On May 26th, the IRS announced that more than 100,000 people have now become victims of “a new, sophisticated identity theft scheme.” The thieves used the IRS’s online application, “Get Transcript” to access the victims’ information. According to IRS Commissioner Koskinen, the criminals attempted to access tax transcripts of “approximately 200,000 taxpayers,” and had an over 50% success rate. The …