Man Uncovers Identity Theft After Electronically Filing Taxes Online

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Within two hours of filing his annual tax return with an online tax preparation service, a New Jersey man got an error message via email informing him that someone had already filed a tax return using his Social Security number. The Vineland Daily Journal says police are investigating this alleged online identity theft.

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Elaine Rigoli

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  1. October 19, 2011

    […] One warning sign that you may be the victim of tax related identity theft: Getting documents in the mail showing income credited to you that you’ve never earned. Another red flag: After filing your return, you get a letter from the IRS saying that it already has your return. […]