Alex Friedrich reports:
About two dozen University of Minnesota faculty members have told administrators they suspect someone has committed tax fraud using their personal information.
Two professors say they and other colleagues were unable to file federal taxes online, because the Internal Revenue Service website told them someone had already filed in their names.
The university says it can’t find any data breach in its computer network, and says it appears to be criminal activity unrelated to the university’s operations. That leaves some faculty members puzzled, because the complaints are concentrated in the sociology and psychology departments.
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