$4 billion in bogus refunds: As tax deadline nears, stolen ID fraud a steady problem for IRS

  • by: ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 10, 2014 - 5:55 PM

WASHINGTON — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

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