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Are You a Victim of Identity Theft? - Podcast text script

HI…I’M JULIANNE.
    
AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.

HAVE YOU RECEIVED A NOTICE FROM THE I-R-S…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 I-D 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 I-R-S 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 1-4-0-3-9.
   
THAT’S THE IDENTITY THEFT AFFADAVIT… 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 I-R-S-DOT-GOV  AND CLICK IDENTITY THEFT ON THE HOME PAGE.

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