Annoying quiz might stand between you and your tax return, thanks to ID thieves

Just how bad is the tax ID theft problem? About half of all filers seeking refunds in Ohio now must answer a series of challenge questions just to prove they are who they say they are. Ohio has already intercepted nearly 60,000 returns seeking an astonishing $250 million, so its tax department felt the need to do “something.” The problem is that something might not help.

“These questions are hard for legit users to answer and easy for some criminals who have stolen personal data….”


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