Oakland University employees fall victim to ID theft connected to tax return fraud

University police say some employees affected by identity theft cases involved fraudulent tax return filings

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ROCHESTER, Mich. - Oakland University police sent out a note addressed to its campus community on Monday alerting everyone to identity theft cases involving fraudulent tax return filings.

Some of those affected by the tax return fraud are Oakland University employees, according to the university police.

"At this time, there is no evidence to suggest a link between this tax fraud incident and Oakland University. However, it is prudent that all Oakland University employees remain vigilant to this type of fraud. It is recommended that individuals file their returns as quickly as possible in order to minimize the risk of this type of fraudulent activity," the note reads.

The university offered the following tips to anyone who believes they, too, are a victim of tax fraud:

• Call the IRS at (800) 908-4490, ext. 245 to report the incident. The unit office is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. To 7 p.m.

• File an identity theft affidavit (Form 14039) with the IRS. The form can be downloaded at irs.gov.

• Report the incident to your local police department or in person to the Oakland University Police Department, located in the Police and Support Services building. Reports cannot be taken over the phone.

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