D.C. physicians swept up in tax ID theft scam

Hayley Tsukayama reports:

The tax day deadline passed more than a week ago, but for some Washington physicians, the headache may have just begun.

A handful of physicians who practice in the District have reported being hit by an ID theft tax scam in recent weeks after being alerted to the scam by the Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC). MSDC executive vice president K. Edward Shanbacker, said that, over the past three days, he’s heard from more than two dozen of the group’s members who say they were affected by the scam.

Read more on the Washington Post.  More cases have also been reported in Maine, according to this report in the Portland Press Herald.

Note that the American Psychological Association informed DataBreaches.net earlier today that they are not getting reports from their members that they have become victims of tax refund fraud.  The American Psychiatric Association did not return a call asking them about whether there were reports from their members. 

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