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Tax Fraud

Welcome, this website contains information for persons who are victims in the Tax Fraud/Identity Theft case and may have received a letter in the mail.

Case Information

This investigation involves a network of over 130 individuals engaged in a massive identity theft and false tax refund scheme in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, seeking over $42 million in fraudulently claimed income tax refunds. From approximately 2006 through the present (for tax years 2005 through 2013) the co-conspirators caused the filing of at least 12,000 fraudulent federal income tax returns listing one of over 430 addresses located in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia as the “taxpayer” address. 

The co-conspirators frequently used stolen names and Social Security numbers on these fraudulent federal income tax returns.  The identity theft victims whose identifying information was used on fraudulent returns included individuals who had been arrested as juveniles, incarcerated prisoners, and patients of a nursing home. 

Tax refunds were generated by filing U.S. federal income tax returns, attaching the Schedule C or C-EZ Net Profit From Business, which falsely claimed that each “taxpayer” operated a business as a sole proprietorship, including a “barber” or “childcare,” and falsely stated that the “taxpayer” had gross receipts and two or more dependent children.

If you believe you are a victim, please send an email to USAEO.MCAP@USDOJ.GOV

or you may also call the toll free number

 1.844.527.5299.

List of Defendants as of February 3, 2016.pdf (6.39 KB)

Please check this website regularly for updated information

Updated March 1, 2016

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