Oakland University employees among those affected by identity theft

(WXYZ) - The Oakland University Police Department issued a statement on Monday, saying that a number of university employees were among those affected by identity theft involving fraudulent tax return filings.

The Internal Revenue Service is currently investigating. The campus police note that, at this time, there is no evidence to suggest that there is a link between the tax fraud and Oakland University.

The university is recommending that individuals file their returns as quickly as possible in order to help prevent the risk of this type of fraudulent activity.

If you think that you may be a victim of tax fraud, you should follow these steps:

-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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