ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A warning for taxpayers continues, as the comptroller of Maryland says tax identity scams are at an all-time high and plaguing thousands across the state.
Now, he says his office needs more power to put criminals behind bars.
The criminals behind identity theft are getting more bold and brazen. The comptroller says until his office has more power, they won’t be able to get a grip on what he calls an epidemic.
It’s a nationwide crisis that’s spiraling out of control. Thieves are digging around for personal information and cashing in your tax return, right here in Maryland.