On Friday you received a message from C&IT and the VP for Administration talking about the epidemic of income tax fraud that has hit the country. This morning it made the front page of the Free Press:
A large number of Wayne State folks were hit (since my name was listed as contact person I was contacted by a number of people, most of whom I know from other directions).
Unfortunately there’s little you can do, other than following the directions on the IRS website. This is apparently now a feature of our modern, ‘connected’ world.
If you were a victim of this scam and would like to help further, you can request a copy of the fraudulent return from the IRS (unfortunately with the name of the bad guy ‘redacted’). Then you can compare the adjusted annual income amount with your W2. If they match, that means somebody got your annual income, so let me know (DO NOT TELL ME THE AMOUNT–JUST WHETHER IT MATCHES–I am the Chief Privacy Officer, after all 🙂 ). This is how you do that.
Meanwhile, welcome to the club (I was hit too, last year).