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Seized fraudulent tax mailings are displayed during a news conference in Tampa, Florida, in this undated police handout photo. Tax identity theft skyrocketed to more than 1.2 million cases in 2012 from only 48,000 in 2008, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

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Florida hit by 'tsunami' of tax-related ID fraud

Bruce Parton was only a few weeks from retirement after 30 years as a mail carrier in sunny Florida.


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