UD taxpayers report being caught up in tax fraud seen across the country
Members of the University of Delaware community have joined the growing number of Americans reporting that fraudulent U.S. income tax returns have been filed using their names and Social Security numbers (SSNs).
Basic information like name, date of birth and SSN is all that is needed to file a fraudulent return. If that fraudulent return is filed before a legitimate taxpayer files, the legitimate return is blocked by the IRS because a return for that name and SSN has already been processed.
Read this article in UDaily.