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Tax Identity Theft Scam


Tax Identity Theft Scam Targets Physicians (4/23/2014)

MSMA has learned that physicians in Missouri and a number of other states have become victims of a federal tax scam directed at physicians and other allied health care professionals. According to the reports, federal income tax returns have been filed fraudulently, using physician names, addresses, and Social Security numbers. Federal officials believe the perpetrators are attempting to fraudulently recover tax refunds. 

MSMA is working with the U.S. Secret Service on this matter. If you have any reason to believe you are a victim of this scam, you need to take the following action as soon as possible:

1. Call the IRS at (800) 908-4490, and report your suspected identity theft. 

2. Call the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213, and let them know. 

3. Place a fraud alert on your credit file by contacting one of the three credit reporting companies. The company you contact is required to contact the other two, which will then place a full alert on your credit report. The three companies are:

Equifax - (800) 525-6285 – http://www.equifax.com/home/en_us
Trans Union - (800) 680-7289 – http://www.transunion.com/
Experian - (888) 397-3742 – http://www.experian.com/

4. Fill out and submit the IRS Form14039, which can be found at this site:

5. Please e-mail MSMA Executive Vice President Tom Holloway at tholloway@msma.org and provide your full name, home address, and telephone number. MSMA is working with the U.S. Secret Service and has been asked to provide the names of suspected victims. 

Consider visiting these websites for more information and tools to help you:

Federal Trade Commission 

Internal Revenue Service
http://www.irs.gov/uac/Identity Protection 

Social Security Administration







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