Due to a computer glitch, the IRS failed to notify almost half a million identity theft victims last year. These victim’s information was being used by someone else for employment purposes.
To further complicate the problem, 13% of those who received notifications from the IRS received the notification in error and were NOT victims of identity theft at all.
Read more about the details at the article by Accounting Today, titled “IRS didn’t notify 458,658 identity theft victims”
Learn about protecting yourself from Identity Theft from the Federal Trade Commission at “Identity Theft Protection Services”
Be careful out there!