A new tax scam and tips on how to deal with it

Source: Ann Carrns, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

The latest twist in tax-time identity fraud involves thieves who pilfer personal and financial information, often from professional tax preparers. They then use those details to file fake tax returns and have refunds — sometimes as large as $20,000 — sent electronically to your account with plans to collect it later.

What should I do if an erroneous tax refund is deposited in my account?

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