Tax Day Scam Artists Steal Dead Child's Identity

April 16, 2015 2:18 PM

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Tax Day Scam Artists Steal Dead Child's Identity

Dear ABC News Fixer: I’m not looking for help from The ABC News Fixer, but I wanted to offer my experience so people know that the stolen refund scam does indeed happen. It happened to us last year, and it just hit us again.

Our daughter passed away last year at age three and a half. When our accountant tried to electronically file our tax return, it was rejected because a scammer had already filed a return in my daughter’s name and applied for a refund. It took a couple of months of paperwork and back-and-forth to corr...

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