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Re: Data Breach Omnibus Thread

Post by ochotona » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:06 am

Anyone who has been the victim of a data breach may get an IRS PIN. You don't have to be invited. Just put "Equifax breach" as the reason.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:38 am

dualstow wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:52 am
I love that the chair of Cap One is named Mr Fairbank. He was born for this.
Xan wrote:
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Well, at first I thought it was interesting that it was a woman. First time I've heard of a woman being the perp for a crime of this variety. Then came to discover.. it wasn't.
Maybe he's born with it.
Maybe it's make-believe.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out ... y-n1045736
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Re: Data Breach Omnibus Thread

Post by dualstow » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:38 pm

😂 at maybelline reference.
Even Obama called out cancel culture last week and he was derided for it.
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Re: Data Breach Omnibus Thread

Post by sophie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:51 am

ochotona wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:06 am
Anyone who has been the victim of a data breach may get an IRS PIN. You don't have to be invited. Just put "Equifax breach" as the reason.
Not so. The IRS is clear that you have to have been invited OR live in one of a short list of states to get a PIN. I tried putting in a request and was denied.

I don't get why this is, but I suppose the answer "because it's a government agency and random insanity happens" is a good enough reason.
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Re: Data Breach Omnibus Thread

Post by ochotona » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:05 am

sophie wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:51 am
ochotona wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:06 am
Anyone who has been the victim of a data breach may get an IRS PIN. You don't have to be invited. Just put "Equifax breach" as the reason.
Not so. The IRS is clear that you have to have been invited OR live in one of a short list of states to get a PIN. I tried putting in a request and was denied.

I don't get why this is, but I suppose the answer "because it's a government agency and random insanity happens" is a good enough reason.
That's terrible, when we applied, the only thing we had to put in as a reason was that our identities were exposed during the 2018 Equifax breach. Well, it's the government, there's no telling. I did it right after the breach, in November 2018, when it was hot and top of mind for everyone.
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