The Department of Human Resources, Information Technology Security Office, and other offices at Virginia Tech are receiving reports of tax-related identity theft.
The IRS defines tax-related identity theft as theft that occurs when someone uses your stolen social security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. Employees are urged to be vigilant in protecting their social security number and to be aware of the risk of tax-related identity theft.
The Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft published by the IRS provides more information about tax-related identity theft and what to do if you are a victim.
If you believe you may be a victim of tax-related identity theft, contact law enforcement and follow the other steps indicated by the IRS.