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Identity Theft in Pandemic Benefits Programs

Identity theft (also referred to as identity fraud) has emerged as a major issue during the pandemic. Here, you’ll find an archive of reports and resources on what we and OIGs are doing to help keep you, your identity, and your tax dollars safe. If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, go to or check out the timeline below for resources.

We also invite you to read PRAC’s Identity Fraud Reduction and Redress Working Group’s first report on this high-priority topic. 

Read more in our featured story.

Every case of identity fraud has three potential victims: American taxpayers, the person whose identity is used, and the person whose benefits are stolen

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