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Identity theft up during tax time [Garden City,KS]

By SCOTT ALDIS-WILSON

There are worse things than having to file a 2003 tax return.

Try attempting to file it and finding out someone else has been abusing your Social Security number.

Finney County Undersheriff John Andrews said at least two people got that unpleasant surprise this month and brought their problems to the sheriff's office.

One was a Colorado man who said someone in Garden City was filing a return under his name, and the other was a Finney County woman who discovered someone else was working under her name as far back as 1992.

"The thing that is triggering it right now is tax season," Andrews said. "It is going to become a pervasive problem. It really is."

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Category: ID Theft News
Posted on February 27, 2004 at 04:09 PM | Permalink

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