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3 years 1 month ago

Tax-related ID theft complaints on rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says the number of identity theft complaints involving tax and wage fraud is soaring even as law enforcement agencies are trying to crack down on the problem. Federal Trade Commission officials tell The Associated Press that 24 percent of the nearly 279,000 identity theft complaints...

5 years 2 months ago

Unemployed Coloradans get wrong tax forms

Colorado labor officials are scrambling to reassure nearly 2,000 people who received tax forms printed with the wrong name. The state says a computer glitch caused it to send erroneous 1099G forms that listed the wrong names but correct Social Security numbers. The error alarmed recipients but caused no...

5 years 6 months ago

Colorado Springs hospital probes missing patient data

A Colorado Springs hospital and police are investigating the apparent theft of Social Security numbers and other personal information of 175 patients. Penrose Hospital officials believe someone took a binder containing a list of people who received outpatient ultrasounds in August and early September. They don't believe the binder was...

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