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Echo Press 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.

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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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