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Sign Up at IRS.gov, SSA.gov, AnnualCreditReport.com Before Thieves Do It For You

Post by MachineGhost » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:08 pm

Need I say more?  The security is weak as hell, so it's a race to the finish.  IRS.gov is especially bad in how easy it is to get all the taxpayer information needed to file fraudulent returns.
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Post by pugchief » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:12 pm

Already signed up at SS and ACR ages ago.
How does one sign up/in to IRS.gov?
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Post by MachineGhost » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:31 pm

pugchief wrote: Already signed up at SS and ACR ages ago.
How does one sign up/in to IRS.gov?
Took me a while to figure it out.  Use this link and it will let create a login account: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript

Be advised that despite the character limits stated, it wants a lot less maximum characters for the username, password and phrase.  I also had to physically type in the password to get it to pass, despite using Roboform's generator.  Took me a bloody half an hour of retrying to finally get it to submit.  Only the government can be such a royal pain in the ass like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by sophie » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:06 pm

Many thanks MG!  I wouldn't have thought to do this if you hadn't posted this.
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Post by hoost » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:30 pm

Krebs has an article on this if you want more information.
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Post by sixdollars » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:49 pm

Is there anything else you can really do with ACR besides file forms periodically to monitor for fraud?
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Post by stpeter » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:13 pm

sixdollars wrote: Is there anything else you can really do with ACR besides file forms periodically to monitor for fraud?
Not that I know of. I don't even see a way to register an account there, unless I'm missing something really obvious...
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Post by MachineGhost » Wed May 27, 2015 2:18 pm

Tortoise wrote: Looks like you called this one, MG!

Data Thieves Gain Access to 100,000 U.S. Taxpayers' Information: IRS
Wish I could take the glory, but Krebs originally called it.  I was just passing it on.
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Post by Reub » Wed May 27, 2015 3:15 pm

"The online Get Transcript service is currently unavailable. Transcripts may still be ordered using the Get Transcript by Mail service. We apologize for any inconvenience."

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript
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Post by vnatale » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:17 am

Looks like the IRS.gov URL in above posts still works....

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