The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) describes tax-related identity theft as that which “occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund.” Identity thieves file fraudulent tax returns early in filing season.
This week, we learned healthcare hackers have claimed 10 million more victims – this time, by breaking into the network of New York health insurance giant Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. According to Reuters, the hack occurred in December of 2013 but the company did not notice the breach until August 5, 2015.
Identity theft is NOT just a credit card issue any longer as one third of all Americans had their medical records breached last year (2015). Sure, you should be concerned about your credit cards, and bank account when it comes to fraud, but it obviously doesn't stop there.
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Identity Theft - Her True Story. This story is true for an ever increasing number of Americans every year. Her story is horrifying - An absolute financial nightmare! Her story is below, and you need to read it to see how this crime plays out in real life. As you read, consider this - identity theft is going to happen to you. It's no longer a matter of "if", but "when" it will happen.