IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam
Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- Do you any longer assume that federal agencies are honest and competent? What about the powerful agency that digs into every corner of your life – the IRS?
This JW Corruption Chronicles blog post will disabuse you of any notion that this agency deserves respect:
While it’s absorbed persecuting law-abiding conservative groups the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can’t seem to stop crooks from scamming it to the tune of several billion dollars in one year alone via bogus tax refunds. It’s the latest of many transgressions at the agency that’s doubled as an Obama administration tool to crack down on political adversaries.
A special IRS security feature called Taxpayer Protection Program (TPP) couldn’t prevent criminals from scamming the agency out of an eye-popping $3.1 billion in one year, according to a federal audit. TPP was implemented to curb an epidemic of identity theft that allows criminals to fraudulently get tax refunds. Supposedly, identity theft fraud is reduced through a verification process but the federal probe, conducted by the investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), found serious loopholes. “TPP uses …Read the Rest