Tax Resolution Attorney John P. Willis Reveals What Can Happen When ID Gets Stolen
Tax resolution attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of IRSALLSTAR reveals a real life example of what can happen when social security number is stolen and how difficult it is to get your identity back once it’s being used by others.
Fairhope, AL, May 1, 2017: Tax Attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of IRSALLSTAR.com, recently posted a new article on his website entitled “No Matter How Your Identity is Stolen, It’s Not Easy Getting It Back.” Mr. Willis reveals that the IRS is not equipped to assist victims of identity theft and advises zealously guarding important information.
As Willis points out, “Long before the Internet entered our lives, identity theft and tax scamming was a scheme carried out by the criminal minded.” He continues adding, “Getting the kind of information that allowed someone to steal an identity and file false tax returns wasn’t quite as easy as it is now. Most of the time it was the work of pickpockets and other thieves and burglars. Wallets were lost and fell into the wrong hands or they were stolen.”
According to Willis, “Some people used to carry their social security cards in their wallets. When that would happen and a thief got their hands on it that would be the equivalent of winning the lottery.”
“That’s what happened over a decade ago to a young Arizona man as reported in and abc.com article,” writes Willis. He continues, “The man said that in 2003 he lost his wallet with his social security card in it. Three years later in a routine traffic stop a police officer found that the man driving the car had information in his car that had the information of the man who lost his wallet on a pay slip. The man said he paid someone for the false ID information.”
Willis elaborates on the story, “The man whose ID was stolen said that he was aware of at least 17 people who has been using his identity. And, according to the article, “He’s far from alone. From 2011 to 2015 Internal Treasury Department records show the IRS knew of 1.1 million employment-related identity theft victims who have never been notified.”
“The victim reported that numerous people who make significant amounts of money and don’t pay their taxes have used his social security number,” shares Willis. And guess who gets the bill. “Of course, the IRS sends the demands for the unpaid taxes to him,” reports Willis. “Last year the victim said he received a tax bill for $9,609 on May 23rd, one for $11,979 on March 14th and one for $25,948 on March 2nd. The IRS has no sympathy for the victim. They’ve even seized his bank accounts.”
The entire article can be read at: http://www.irsallstar.com/articles/no-matter-how-your-identity-is-stolen-its-not-easy-getting-it-back.php
ABOUT JOHN WILLIS
Mr. Willis believes strongly in supporting and representing the “underdog” and has devoted his entire professional life to protecting and defending those who need it most. As an attorney, Mr. Willis takes his role as “counselor” seriously. His knowledge, creativity and persistence are valuable assets that provide substantial benefits to his clients. He has represented individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast for over 15 years and he brings together an abundance of skills and experience that can be of assistance to almost anyone.
ABOUT THE IRSALLSTAR TEAM
The IRSALLSTAR team has developed a winning formula to ensure that each client’s individual needs are specifically met. Upon becoming a client of Mr. Willis’ law firm, that client’s immediate needs are assessed and long-term goals are defined. Experienced professionals on the IRSALLSTAR team then assist each client in developing and implementing a custom-tailored game plan to provide both short-term and long-term relief from his or her serious tax problems. All firm clients are continually coached toward successful tax resolution and final victory over their challenges with the IRS and state taxing authorities.
To learn more about Mr. Willis and his law firm please visit http://www.IRSALLSTAR.com or call toll-free 877-254-4254.