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Offline traveltax

SC Department of Revenue Computer Breach
« on: Nov 02, 2012, 12:33 »
FYI- from our newsletter

In October, an international computer hacker broke into the South Carolina Department of Revenue database and gained access to millions of state income tax returns dating back to 1998.
It included and included unencrypted social security numbers and credit and debit card numbers.

Taxpayers whose information has been compromised will receive a free year of identity protection service provided by Experian and paid for by the state. Anyone who filed a South Carolina tax return from 1998 onward should call 866.578.5422.

Joseph Smith EA/MS Tax
Enrolled Agent, Admitted to Practice Before the IRS
TravelTax TravelTax Canada
www.traveltax.com info@traveltax.com

Offline GLW

Re: SC Department of Revenue Computer Breach
« Reply #1 on: Nov 02, 2012, 07:47 »
Thank you for thinking of us and posting the alert and the contact information.  8)

been there, dun that,... the doormat to hell does not read "welcome", the doormat to hell reads "it's just business"

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Re: SC Department of Revenue Computer Breach
« Reply #2 on: Nov 02, 2012, 08:43 »
From the S. C. Dept. of Revenue website: http://www.sctax.org/NR/rdonlyres/E5A231EF-8A05-40FE-AA36-17453FF2C795/0/Urgent_New.pdf

South Carolina Residents Should take the following Simple
Steps before January 31st to protect themselves:
› Visit www.protectmyid.com/scdor
› Enter this enrollment code: SCDOR123
› Fill out the information requested
If you don’t have an internet connection,
just call 1-866-578-5422 to begin the enrollment process.



That will put you on the Experian site to sign up for one year of free credit monitoring.
« Last Edit: Nov 02, 2012, 08:46 by UncaBuffalo »
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