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A Defensive Response

Ring, ring.
“Hello, this is Tom.”
“Hello, Tom, this is the federal government. We are going to audit your taxes and want to see all of your records for 2011.”
“Sorry, federal government, but my computer crashed in 2011. All of my emails, electronic receipts and financial records were lost.”
“We’re not buying that, Tom. Anybody with half a brain would back up his data to a backup drive. And many people pay a measly 60 bucks a year to a service that automatically backs the data up online. Surely, your 2011 data still exist.”
“Nope, sorry, no backups ...

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