Thieves Nab IRS PINs to Hijack Tax Refunds


Last year, KrebsOnSecurity warned that the Internal Revenue Service‘s (IRS) solution for helping victims of tax refund fraud avoid being victimized two years in a row was vulnerable to compromise by identity thieves. According to a story shared by one reader, the crooks are well aware of this security weakness and are using it to revisit tax refund fraud on at least some victims two years running — despite the IRS’s added ID theft protections.

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From what Ive heard, people dont need to find PIN numbers, they can usually guess them with surprising accuracy, it always surprised me how many criminals were able to figure out the PIN numbers on the credit cards they steal.


Now you can too!


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