A TAS case advocate worked diligently on a preparer fraud case to get a taxpayer his refund due. When the taxpayer had his return prepared, he agreed to have the preparation fees deducted from his refund. The taxpayer waited, but never received his refund. When the case advocate started researching the taxpayer’s account, she recognized the signs of return preparer fraud. She worked with the taxpayer to complete the necessary documentation to support the issue and advocate on his behalf with the IRS. Even though the refund had already been issued to the preparer, TAS advocated for the taxpayer to receive his rightful share. Good research and great advocacy paid off for the taxpayer.