Month: April 2012

Puerto Rican IRS Scam

The Feds have uncovered a Puerto Rican IRS scam that has scammed the IRS out of billions using social security numbers from Puerto Rican residents. The scam involved crooked postal workers, and crooked bank tellers as well. The scammers would use Puerto Rican social security numbers because Puerto Ricans don’t have to pay tax so the US government thought they relocated to the US mainland and that they had legit refunds due, but was all part of scam using fake employer tax forms and fake claims. While the scam was in the billions, it doesn’t even show up as a blip on the radar compared to what the US government has spent during the last three years.