Hackers Steal Social Security Numbers: 6.5 Million Social Security Numbers Stolen

Thursday, February 12, 2015

 

It’s that time of year for filing taxes, but hackers are now calling it, ‘open season.’ According to financial officials, so far this year, they found 6.5 million social security numbers stolen. Hackers are now able to do what used to take dozens of forged documents and an inside job with just a few clicks of a mouse. Hackers only need your name and social security number to commit tax fraud. They can then forge a W-2, file taxes in your name and have your refund directly deposited into their prepaid card. The IRS wants people to sign up for an additional six-digit pin, which offers extra protection when filing taxes. The agency wants to take this pilot program worldwide in hopes that hackers will stay out of your pocket.

 

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