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I received a 2848 from IRS with a handstamped signature

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I received a 2848 from IRS with a handstamped signature (mine) with a new york reps address. I did not due this. They have my SS and cell phone
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I'm not sure, just got this Saturday
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

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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Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!