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DENVER -- Monday was the deadline to file taxes and it's also the time of year when identity thieves cash-in.

It's the fastest growing crime in the nation and it's getting easier for ID thieves to steal your personal information thanks to online tax filing.

You go to file your taxes, only to find out someone has already done so under your social security number and stolen your tax refund.

Experts say if you've been a victim of ID theft you're six times more likely to get hit again.

The IRS has a backlog of 350,000 fraud cases they consider top priority.

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