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I have been informed by IRS that my account may have been

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attacked by someone seeking to...
I have been informed by IRS that my account may have been attacked by someone seeking to defraud me. What do I do?
JA: The Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: I received a letter from IRS concerning a transcript of my return. My tax advisor told me this was concerning an attempt to defraud me from an unidentified source and that I should contact SSA among others about this.
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: Not that I know of.
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

The IRS and Social Security provide guidance regarding what to do when your account may have been hacked. The following link contains that information:

https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/identity-theft-information-for-taxpayers-and-victims

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10064.pdf

Once you review this information, please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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Social Security Expert: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions. If so, please let me know so I can further assist you.

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