GA: Tax prep mistake puts woman’s identity at risk
A woman in Savannah who went to a Jackson Hewitt for help preparing her taxes got a phone call the next day from a stranger, telling her that all her documents — including her personal information, copies of her license, social security number and her children’s social security numbers — had been sent to a store.
WTOC took Hills back to Jackson Hewitt for answers. The office manager told us the tax information was mixed up on a desk with coupons they were cutting to send out to local stores.
They claim it was an isolated mistake, which has never happened before. They usually shred everything and apologized, even offering Hills a free tax return.[…]
The Better Business Bureau recommends watching the people shred your information or take it home and shred it yourself to be sure.
Source – WTOC