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It has come to light that crooks are signing up at the IRS’s website under spoofed or stolen credentials, thereby gaining access to an individual’s private information. Internet security expert Brian Krebs has recommended you sign up, yourself, to preclude such abuse and the hazards it entails. I should mention, when I showed this to my accountant, he stated he had already had a client so affected. KrebsonSecurity has the details: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/03/sign-up-at-irs-gov-before-crooks-do-it-for-you/