THE CONCERN ERIC AND MICHELLE IS ABOUT FRAUD.
SPECIFICALLY, YOU GO TO FILE YOUR RETURN AND YOU FIND
OUT SOMEONE ELSE HAS BEAT YOU TO IT.
WITH YOUR NAME AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND THUS,
YOUR REFUND AND YOUR IDENTITY.
ALL OVER WISCONSIN THIS SPRING, THE ATTENTION'S BEEN
FOCUSED ON THE BADGERS.
BUT FOR LISA OXTON AND HER HUSBAND, JERRY FONDOW,
THEY'VE BEEN CONCERNED WITH A DIFFERENT TYPE OF MARCH
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I got a call from our accountant that said, our files
had been rejected.
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SOMEONE ELSE BEAT THEM TO THE IRS USING THEIR NAMES
AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.
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I actually got really upset about it.
My first thought was oh my gosh, someone stole our
What do we need to do?
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The goal is to prevent people from getting a fraudulent
return through our system.
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RICK CHANDLER RUNS THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.
THIS YEAR, IT'S BEEN FLAGGING SUSPICIOUS TAX RETURNS.
AND ASKING TAXPAYERS A SERIES OF PERSONAL QUESTIONS
ONLY THEY WOULD KNOW.
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We've seen many cases where people have been asked
to take the quiz and they've chosen not to take it
or haven't yet taken it and we think those are cases
where they may be fraudsters and they've decided to
go somewhere else.
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THAT DOESN'T HELP LISA OXTON.
WHO HAS HAD TO RE-FILE HER RETURNS MANUALLY.
WITH NO IDEA ON WHEN HER REFUND WILL COME.
BUT, SHE SAYS THAT'S THE LEAST OF HER WORRIES RIGHT
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We're concerned about it and we will be vigilant in
monitoring our credit reports.