Are You a Victim of Identity Theft? (ASL) - YouTube video text script
Hi, I’m Thomas and I work for the IRS.
Have you received a notice from the IRS saying that you already filed a return when you know you didn't?
Or, that you received wages from an employer you don’t know?
If so, you might be a victim of Identity Theft.
One way Identity Theft occurs is when someone uses your personal information, such as your Social Security Number to file a tax return and get a bogus refund.
Another is using your identity to get a job.
If you believe you’ve been the victim of Identity Theft, contact us right away, so we can take steps to secure your tax account and match your Social Security number with the right person.
This can be a time-consuming process and we understand your frustration.
But we want you to know we take Identity Theft seriously and that we are committed to working with you to deal with this situation.
So to protect you, we are focusing on preventing, detecting, and resolving Identity Theft cases as soon as possible.
If you suspect that your taxes have been affected by Identity Theft or if you believe your IRS records may be at risk because of a lost or stolen wallet, questionable credit report, or some other activity, go to our website and download Form 14039.
That’s the Identity Theft Affidavit, which is what we’ll need to confirm your identity.
To get more information about Identity Theft and your tax account and how to contact us, just go to IRS.gov and click Identity Theft on the home page.