Identity Theft Alerts for Medical Professionals

Some examples of identity theft (falsified tax filings) aimed at physicians and dentists:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2015/03/22/tax-refund-theft-bites-michigan-dentists-doctors/25201009/

http://www.wgme.com/news/features/investigation/stories/identity-thieves-target-maine-doctors-nurses-24.shtml#.VR3grRj3arU

If you’ve been targeted this tax season, contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490, extension 245.

More information is available at IRS.gov:

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Identity-Protection-Tips

2 Comments

    Anonymous

    Thanks for providing these links. Hope I never need to use ’em, but good to know what they are.

    Yuval Bar-Or

    Some resources you can consider using if you ever find yourself a victim of tax fraud or any other form of identity theft. Your options include:

    –Placing a fraud alert on your name and credit report by contacting any one of these three credit bureaus:

    o Equifax http://www.equifax.com

    o Experian http://www.experian.com

    o Transunion http://www.transunion.com

    –Making an identity theft report to the Federal Trade Commission:

    o http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0277-create-identity-theft-report

    –Monitoring your credit report at least annually (even more frequently if you become a victim of identity theft). You can request a free credit report from any one of the bureaus listed above or from the following authorized site:

    o http://www.annualcreditreport.com

    –Obtaining a copy of your federal tax return by filing form 4506, found here:

    o http://www.irs.gov/uac/Form-4506,-Request-for-Copy-of-Tax-Return

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