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IRS Efforts On Identity Theft - YouTube video text script

HI… I’M JULIANNE… AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.      

IDENTITY THEFT IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING CRIMES NATIONWIDE… AND REFUND FRAUD CAUSED BY IDENTITY THEFT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING THE I-R-S.

THE HARM IT CAN CAUSE INNOCENT TAXPAYERS IS A PROBLEM WE TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY.         

EVEN THOUGH WE CONTINUE TO FACE BUDGET CHALLENGES… OUR WORK ON IDENTITY THEFT AND REFUND FRAUD CONTINUES TO EXPAND.       

SEVERAL THOUSAND I-R-S EMPLOYEES ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON IDENTITY THEFT ISSUES.       

DURING THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS… WE’VE ENHANCED OUR EFFORTS TO HELP IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS AND CONSIDERABLY DECREASED THE TIME IT TAKES TO RESOLVE THESE COMPLEX CASES.        

OUR HARD WORK… INCLUDING ENHANCED PREVENTION EFFORTS AND STAFFING IMPROVEMENTS… HAS PAID OFF.       

WE HAVE STOPPED MILLIONS OF SUSPICIOUS RETURNS AND PREVENTED BILLIONS IN FRAUDULENT REFUNDS.  

AS A RESULT OF THESE AGGRESSIVE EFFORTS… WE ARE RESOLVING MOST IDENTITY THEFT CASES IN LESS THAN 180 DAYS.      

WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT… BUT WE ARE CONTINUALLY REVIEWING OUR PROCESSES TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF I-D THEFT… TO HELP VICTIMS AND TO INVESTIGATE THOSE WHO ARE COMMITTING THE CRIMES.           

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EFFORTS TO COMBAT I-D THEFT…GO TO W-W-W-DOT-I-R-S-DOT-GOV AND TYPE IDENTITY THEFT IN THE SEARCH FIELD.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 12-Dec-2014