Tax or IRS Identity Theft
Someone is using or has used your social security number to file a fraudulent tax return and obtain a refund.
Report incident to IRS online here or call toll free: 1-800-366-4484
Report by Fax: (202) 927-7018
Report By Mail:
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Hotline
P.O. Box 589
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-0589
Report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function to email@example.com . If you’ve experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators.
The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Visit Identitytheft.gov to report identity theft and get a recovery plan: Recovery Plan
Find IRS Resources and guidance here:
- Identity Theft Fraud Scams
- How IRS ID Theft Victim Assistance Works
- PDF: IRS Identity Theft Affidavit
- Call IRS at 1-800-829-1040, and if you previously contacted the IRS and did not have a resolution, contact the following number for specialized assistance at 1-800-908-4490. They have teams available to assist.
- If you received an email from someone pretending to represent the IRS, send it here and report the incident here.
Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.
Protection Tips from the Identity Theft Resource Center.
Sign-up for FTC Scam Alerts.
Add a fraud victim statement to your credit report: Victim Statement
Tax ID Theft Information
Comcast Resources for Fraud and Identity Theft Resolution
Xfinity Top 10 Security Tips
Banks by State Participating in American Bankers Association Safe Banking for Seniors