The Fight Against Fraud: Solving a $5 Billion Tax Challenge

January 29, 2015
8:55 - 11:00 am EST


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About this conference

Identity thieves have latched onto a new and lucrative scheme for making money that's astonishingly simple: they use stolen Social Security numbers to file false tax returns. The IRS first detected the problem in 2008, but they haven't found a way to stop it yet - in fact, the losses have tripled in the past three years, rising to over $5 billion in fraudulent payments last year. Join The Atlantic for a discussion of this pressing problem and potential solutions.

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