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Identity Thief: Not Just a Movie (especially during tax season)


This weekend's box office winner was "Identity Thief." This time of year, real identity thieves are especially busy, and it could happen to anyone.

In 2012, the IRS stopped $20 billion in fraudulent refunds from being issued -- up from $14 billion in 2011. Over 3,000 IRS employees were dedicated investigating and preventing identity thieves from falsely claiming refunds last year.

Help protect yourself by following these tips from the IRS.