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Editorial: Don’t fall victim to tax ID theft

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With tax season off and running, filers should be aware of the most rapidly growing scam in the country: tax identity theft.

Statistics from the Federal Trade Commission show that in 2012, tax identity theft accounted for more than 40 percent of identity theft complaints.

It happens when someone uses your Social Security number to file a tax refund or get a job, according to Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.

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