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I am sorry to hear about this situation. This is a POWER OF ATTORNEY for the IRS. This may be part of a scam and someone may be attempting to contact IRS fraudulently on your behalf. Someone in your situation needs to immediately:
1) Contact the IRS at (###) ###-#### These IRS employees are available to answer questions about identity theft and resolve any tax account issues that resulted from identity theft. They can also help you verify what has happened; and
2) If you feel that someone used your name without permission, to file a police report; and
3) Using that police report, to place either a credit alert or credit freeze on all your credit reports - see HERE.
Note that if you indeed determine that this was a fraudulent attempt, cancellation of the POA may be necessary. This is done by writing "REVOKE" across the top of the first page of the Form 2848 with a current signature and date immediately below the annotation. Then, one must mail or fax a copy of the power of attorney with the revocation annotation to the IRS. You can discuss this with the IRS agents in detail.
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