UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS)- The Union County state's attorney is alerting the public about identity theft and tax refund
fraud associated with April's tax filing deadline.
According to State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds, tax refund fraud more commonly happens when stolen
identity information is used to file a tax return in the victim's name, and the
thief obtains the victim's refund.
Tax refund fraud was reported last year in
Union County and the State's Attorney's Office is asking the public to protect
identifying documents and information as the tax deadline approaches.
Members of the public with questions or
reporting suspicious activity may call the Union County State's Attorney's
Office at 618-833-7216 or the IRS Southern Illinois ID Theft & Refund Fraud
Response Team at 618-410-6918.