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Tax Day Is Here And So Are The Crooks

There may be nothing new under the sun, but in the Sunshine State, the Feds say identity-theft tax fraud is an epidemic that's spreading to other states. 

And it's only going to get worse. 

It seems Florida inmates are sharing "how-tos" in prison.  

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is co-sponsoring legislation in the House to clamp down on people who commit tax fraud.  U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is doing the same in the Senate. 

And while South Florida is a hotbed of such fraud, the Tampa Bay area is not immune.

But one of the roadblocks to fighting these crimes is the disconnect between local law enforcement and federal investigators. 

Check out this list Forbes shared of the IRS's "Dirty Dozen Tax Scams of 2012."