Identity thieves gear up to steal your tax refund | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

id-theftwalked in from the parking lot today with Detective Brian Martin.  In our brief conversation he mentioned that his work plan for today was to continue an investigation from last week that involved identity theft.  He was saying that we are being inundated with cases.   The investigators are struggling to keep up.   These cases have all sorts of ins and outs –sometimes involving gift cards, sometimes trying to use a credit card number that is written on a piece of paper (the victim still has the card in their possession–the thief has come into possession of the number somehow) and other methods to steal from you.

The Free Press just did an article on how your tax refund can be stolen.  I thought you’d be interested.

Identity thieves gear up to steal your tax refund | Detroit Free Press | freep.com.

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I'm the Chief of Police for the Auburn Hills Police Department.