Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tax Worker Stole Taxpayer IDs for Fraud

A New York state tax department employee allegedly used his employee access to confidential tax records and stole information about taxpayers' bank accounts and then created more than a dozen false and unauthorized electronic checks ranging from $96 to $6,500.

The identity thefts occurred from 2013 to 2015 and involved a dozen state taxpayer accounts. Even after the employee was terminated from the tax department he continued to us the identities to create bogus checks and obtain fraudulent credit cards.

"[he] used his employee access to confidential tax records and stole information on taxpayers' bank accounts."
- Times Union
It is unclear why the identity thefts went on for two years or how they were discovered. Organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft, even if occurs only once, can utilize on-demand identity and activity analytics services.
Learn how to proactively detect identity theft and unauthorized breaches of data privacy, even by authorized users - with no hardware and no on-site software.
Sources:
(a) State tax worker allegedly netted $50,000 through identity theft - www.TimesUnion.com, 10/03/2015

No comments:

Popular Posts

Copyright © 2010-2011 by Veriphyr Incorporated, All Rights Reserved.

Contact us at Veriphyr.com.