Vermont architects report identity theft

Eric Blaisdell reports:

The head of the state’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects says around 40 Vermont architects just discovered they were all the victims of identity theft.

Read more on Times Argus.

Keep in mind that the AIA is a professional association, not the state licensing board, and the national AIA application membership form asks for the architect’s license number from their state, but does not ask for Social Security number. And Vermont’s architects’ license numbers are not their SSN. Are SSNs stored in the state’s licensing database, though?

Where did the criminals obtain the SSNs? Only federal tax returns were affected, it seems.

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