It’s been a billion dollar problem for the Internal Revenue System: identity thieves stealing the tax refund checks of honest taxpayers.
The federal government logged more than 90,000 complaints last year for scams that cost taxpayers about $14 million.
The federal agency investigating the scam says it’s the biggest taxpayer scam they have ever seen.
Massachusetts taxpayers and homeowners are being warned of a new scam.
An Attleboro woman received a check in the mail but had not yet filed her taxes.