RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Identity thieves stole a woman's tax refund not once, but two years in a row. The woman got angry and turned to 12 On Your Side for help.
A name, social security number, birth date, and phony documents--that's all tax return identity thieves need to steal your refund. Danielle DiMaggio got burned, and was unaware until the Internal Revenue Service rejected her 2012 tax return and refused to issue her the refund the government owed her. DiMaggio learned someone filed her return early, and she had no idea.
"I've given all my documentation to prove who I am," DiMaggio said. "I have my W-2s. My Social Security Number. My identification to prove who I am and that I've worked for this money. I didn't do anything wrong."