15 Year Long Identity Theft Case Ends
A 15-year victim of identity theft is finally able to see some closure to his problem.A Las Vegas resident has spent the better part of the last few years working on resolving an issue with his social security number. Turns out that his number was stolen as far back as 1979 and the thief was recently caught.
ABC News reports that the thief stole the identity of a then 35 year old victim. The now 73 year old thief has lived under his “stolen” social security number since 1979 and has been also filing tax returns.
The problem was recently recognized once the victim moved to another state, which prompted the IRS to contact him in regard to unpaid taxes on additional income he was receiving.
It took the victim a long time to convince the IRS that he was not responsible for additional earnings being reported in his name and social security number. He had to personally track down the thief and then contact his local senator for additional help.
The full story is quite interesting. View the full details here at ABC News.
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