TN: Higher ed systems seek ID theft source

Nathan Baker reports:

Tennessee’s two public higher education systems are trying to trace the source of a possible federal income tax scam resulting from the stolen identities of some of their employees.

An email sent to faculty and staff in the Tennessee Board of Regents system said the college governing body was alerted to the possible scam by the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, which belongs to its own system.

The email said that when at least eight UTK employees attempted to file their income tax returns, they were notified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that a return had already been filed under their names and Social Security numbers.


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