SIRF's up. Identity thieves like to go where the money is. And since most taxpayers are employees, cooking up phony W-2s and filing bogus 1040s, on which hefty refunds are claimed, is par for their course. The IRS has a name for this: stolen identity refund fraud, or SIRF.
How SIRF works: Unscrupulous return preparers game the system by e-filing fraudulent 1040s at the e...(register to read more)