fraudulent tax refunds Archive
What is Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF)? Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF), also known as identity theft tax refund fraud is a type of identity fraud. In this scam, an identity thief uses your identity to file taxes and claim fraudulent refunds.
According to U.S. attorney L. Beck Jr. and assistant attorney General Kathryn Keneally, Harvey James was suspected guilty to aggravated identity theft tax return fraud (one of the most committed types of identity theft) and mail fraud. The resident of Birmingham, Alabama conducted a scheme called Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (“SIRF”) scheme.