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Old 18 February 2013, 10:40 PM
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Default What Happens When Someone Else Gets Your Tax Refund

If you usually wait until April to file your taxes, you might want to hurry up before identity thieves beat you to it. Using stolen names and Social Security numbers, these criminals file fake tax returns with false wage and withholding information. This generates big and fraudulent refunds, before the real taxpayer gets around to filing.
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Old 19 February 2013, 12:34 AM
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My W2s never arrived at my house. I signed up for Lifelock since I am concerned they might have been stolen.
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Old 19 February 2013, 01:35 AM
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The first year I lived here I got someone else's W2s in my mailbox. They were for a previous renter who hadn't left a forwarding address, so I'm not sure what the post office did with them (or with the other mail I received for that person) after I sent them back.
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