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IRS Warns of Scheme to Steal Identity and Financial
The Internal Revenue Service warns of a fraudulent scheme targeting non-resident aliens who have income from a United
States source. The scheme uses fictitious IRS correspondence and an altered IRS form in an attempt to trick the
foreign persons into disclosing their personal and financial data. The information fraudulently obtained is then used to
steal the taxpayer’s identity and financial assets.This scheme has surfaced in South America, Europe and the
Caribbean so far.
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