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Arkansas AG warns consumers of tax identity theft

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Arkansas' attorney general is urging consumers to be aware of the growing problem of tax identity theft as the 2014 tax season kicks off.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says more than 140 employees of an Arkansas university were victims of tax identity theft last year. McDaniel says they had to work with the Internal Revenue Service and local authorities to obtain their rightful refunds and protect their identities.

The Federal Trade Commission says tax identity theft occurs when someone files a phony tax return using a consumer's personal information, like a Social Security number, or uses the Social Security number to get a job or claim a consumer's child as a dependent on a return.

The IRS says it has identified more than 14 million suspicious tax returns since 2011.

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