Identity Theft Victim Forced To Pay Taxes On The Thief’s Unpaid Purchases
Having your identity stolen sucks. But you know what sucks even more than that? Having to pay taxes on the purchases that the identity thief made in your name! And that happened to a man in Tampa, Florida, who is now footing the tax bill for crooks that bought two phones in his name from Verizon.
Apparently since those phones weren't paid for, Verizon marks it as an expense, which means the victim, Tony Ferraro, was given a 1099-c tax form for $2,399.00 to cover that debt.