Sadly it seems that cyber thieves have found yet another way to steal from unsuspecting people, by way of tax returns. Furthermore, social security numbers have been stolen from many online tax-preparing services including H&R Block, and Turbo Tax software. Likewise, Ross Bullington from Missouri received a call from H&R Block, whom had prepared and filed his taxes, stating someone else had already used his social security number. Sadly, Bullington had to spend the next few hours on the phone with the IRS trying to straighten out the messy ordeal.
Additionally, the IRS states that identity fraud is some of the most complex problems they have to deal with. Thanks to Bullington's quick thinking, he will still receive his tax refund check in the next six to eight weeks since it had not gone out yet for payment. Unfortunately although he will be receiving his refund check in time, he still has many other steps to complete, and hoops to jump through to clear his name. Next, Bullington will be contacting the Federal Trade Commission, filling a police report, and checking with credit bureaus. As of Monday, two other people have filed reports for identity fraud in Ballwin, Missouri alone.
If you or a family member has been impacted by cyber fraud, and have suffered due to a breech of information by a product or service, the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorney's at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to speak to you. Please contact us today for a free consultation.