Category Archives: Identity Theft

IRS Alerts Payroll and HR Professionals to Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s

IR-2016-34, March 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of an emerging phishing email scheme that purports to be from company executives and requests personal information on … Continue reading

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FRAUD ADVISORY: INSPECTOR GENERAL WARNS PUBLIC ABOUT ID THEFT SCHEME INVOLVING DECEPTIVE POST CARDS

FRAUD ADVISORY: INSPECTOR GENERAL WARNS PUBLIC ABOUT ID THEFT SCHEME INVOLVING DECEPTIVE POST CARDS   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2015 Contact: Tracy Lynge Phone: (410) 965-2671 http://oig.ssa.gov   Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr., Inspector General for the Social Security Administration … Continue reading

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TAX COLLECTORS WANT ‘SELFIES’ TO PROVE YOU ARE WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE

Some state revenue agencies and motor vehicle departments are receiving federal funds to verify the smartphone selfies of taxpayers, say government and corporate officials involved. Individuals residing in North Carolina and Georgia will be allowed late next year to download a facial recognition … Continue reading

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