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If your social security number has been stolen and you

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If your social security number has been stolen and you cannot get it resolved, how do you get a new/different number. The person is actively using the number. Please help.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 10 months ago.

Hello

People who want to ask for a new Social Security number must:

  • Apply in person at a Social Security office;
  • Complete an application;
  • Provide a statement explaining the reasons for needing a new number;
  • Provide current, credible, third-party evidence documenting the reasons for needing a new number; and

You need to take steps to let agencies know. If you believe or know that someone is using your Social Security number to work, get your tax refund, or other abuses involving a taxes, contact the IRS.
To contact the IRS:

File a report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place.

I know this must be terrible for you to deal with.

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