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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