Twenty Jackson County employees whose information was compromised by the recent data breach at Anthem, Inc., got nasty surprises when they tried to file their income taxes.
Someone, apparently using stolen data, had already filed under their Social Security numbers, Sheriff Janis Mangum reports.
“When people started trying to file their income taxes, they found that their Social Security number had been used to file fraudulent returns,” she said.
The victims are not just in the sheriff’s office, but spread out among county offices.
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