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Old 05-28-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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Long story short, apparently my wife had worked at Danny Family Carwash for 3 years, unfortunately neither of us was aware she was working there. Even better, the termination date of the identity thief was the day it got raided by ICE.

We owe the IRS thousands in taxes for unreported income now and they want a police report to prove it wasn't ours. Problem is we don't know what city she was working in, so I don't know where to file a police report. I talked to an MCSO dispatcher who took my name and number, but I have not got a call back.

What valley LE agency can do a report for identity theft, DPS, MCSO? Does ICE have a filed office or any place I can call?

Kind of spinning in circles here and just hoping someone who has dealt with a mess like this can give me some advice.

On a side note, I am fully boycotting that car wash. Apparently management and ownership were setting there employees up with false documents. These jerks have caused me hours of anguish on hold with the IRS, SSA etc....

KEep that in mind if you ever need your car washed
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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Long story short, apparently my wife had worked at Danny Family Carwash for 3 years, unfortunately neither of us was aware she was working there. Even better, the termination date of the identity thief was the day it got raided by ICE.

We owe the IRS thousands in taxes for unreported income now and they want a police report to prove it wasn't ours. Problem is we don't know what city she was working in, so I don't know where to file a police report. I talked to an MCSO dispatcher who took my name and number, but I have not got a call back.

What valley LE agency can do a report for identity theft, DPS, MCSO? Does ICE have a filed office or any place I can call?

Kind of spinning in circles here and just hoping someone who has dealt with a mess like this can give me some advice.

On a side note, I am fully boycotting that car wash. Apparently management and ownership were setting there employees up with false documents. These jerks have caused me hours of anguish on hold with the IRS, SSA etc....

KEep that in mind if you ever need your car washed
I'd contact DPS and ask them about whether you can file with them since you don't know which location she was at. ICE really isn't involved in this part of it. Too bad Danny's can't just tell you where she was. Perhaps the FBI field office here could help you. What a mess, I'm so sorry for your trouble.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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That is a hectic mess. I am sorry your family has been the victim of identity theft.

The FBI advises that you contact the local field office.

FBI — Identity Theft

Given that the IRS is knocking it may be prudent to lawyer up. Guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of the IRS.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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Too bad Danny's can't just tell you where she was. .
Once I mentioned identity theft, they hung up on me.

I will try DPS this afternoon!
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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Some advice from the FDIC: https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/priva...over/call.html

It's hard to find a venue when you don't know where it happened. The Secret Service is tasked with investigating identity theft, but its unlikely you will meet the prosecutive minimum loss necessary for them to open a case (and their agents will become increasingly busy with protective details as the campaign season heats up). About all you can do is damage control. This is the Secret Service's guide to what to do if you are a victim, and/or how to prevent further financial damage: http://www.secretservice.gov/press/Take_Charge.pdf

The FBI can do identity theft investigations but will usually only become involved in identity theft if it can be shown to have been stolen over the Internet (doubtful in your case), and there is the same problem with meeting the prosecutive loss minimum. Still worth trying, though. FBI field offices rarely open such cases and suggest you submit them through their Internet Fraud Reporting website, www.ic3.gov. As you might expect, there are millions of such complaints.

If BICE was the investigating agency on Danny's (can't remember), you should definitely try calling and asking to speak to their criminal investigations section or the agent who was assigned the case, they may be able to use it for add-on charges.

You can (and should) do a free credit report on yourself - all the 3 major credit reporting services are required by law to do so 1x a year, so if you rotate and alternate checks with each one every 4 months you can see if any accounts, etc. were opened in your name. Here's the information from the Federal Trade Commission on how to do it: https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-pro...-credit-report.

Quite a few people have had their social security number used by illegal aliens (whether through theft of your number, or they made up a phony SSAN that happened to be yours) without them ever being aware until something happens like what happened to you. I've reviewed a lot of people's credit reports and often when I've looked at "other names associated with this social security number" I found a name associated with a different ethnic background than the person who had the social security number assigned , probably about 5 - 10% of the time. (Commonly with a hyphenated surname, which is more common among Mexican nationals who will include the mother's surname, than among American-born citizens of Hispanic ancestry) The people whose credit I was checking were almost always unaware of someone having appropriated the number until I told them. Always worth checking your credit report regularly.

Sorry this happened to you.

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Old 05-28-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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That is a hectic mess. I am sorry your family has been the victim of identity theft.

The FBI advises that you contact the local field office.

FBI — Identity Theft

Given that the IRS is knocking it may be prudent to lawyer up. Guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of the IRS.
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Once I mentioned identity theft, they hung up on me.

I will try DPS this afternoon!
In light of Bondurant's post above, I would call the FBI. They may be somewhat familiar with the whole "Danny's" thing, and I'll bet your wife is not the only one in this mess.

I don't think it's necessary to "lawyer up" just yet. Get the police report filed, and then see what happens with the IRS. Your wife better pull her credit report, too. Can get it free once a quarter.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Rural Michigan
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In light of Bondurant's post above, I would call the FBI. They may be somewhat familiar with the whole "Danny's" thing, and I'll bet your wife is not the only one in this mess.

I don't think it's necessary to "lawyer up" just yet. Get the police report filed, and then see what happens with the IRS. Your wife better pull her credit report, too. Can get it free once a quarter.

Pull all three credit reports - many lenders only report to one agency.

Annualcreditreport.com

I wouldn't lose a lot of hair over the irs - it's frustrating that its so hard to get to a real person, but they've seen this before, so get a report to them & they'll figure it out.
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Call gilbert PD. Easier to call the jurisdiction where you live. It's a 5 minute report for the officer. Just keep it cut and dry for him.

My wife lives in gilbert. We received an IRS notice about a tax discrepancy. There is a no follow up that we know of. She never worked ad danny's and here is her social #. In some cities you can even do it online.

He'll scratch out a report and give you the #. Your beef is with the IRS, and all they want is the Police report number. If you think anyone is going to follow up on this or go to jail you are crazy. Same with calling the FBI, DPS, MCSO, etc etc. waste of time.

You can thank either republican big business or democrat open borders crowd for your wife's hassle. Noone cares about americans now, and so you get to deal with this.

Sorry, and good luck.
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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Long story short, apparently my wife had worked at Danny Family Carwash for 3 years, unfortunately neither of us was aware she was working there. Even better, the termination date of the identity thief was the day it got raided by ICE.

We owe the IRS thousands in taxes for unreported income now and they want a police report to prove it wasn't ours. Problem is we don't know what city she was working in, so I don't know where to file a police report. I talked to an MCSO dispatcher who took my name and number, but I have not got a call back.

What valley LE agency can do a report for identity theft, DPS, MCSO? Does ICE have a filed office or any place I can call?

Kind of spinning in circles here and just hoping someone who has dealt with a mess like this can give me some advice.

On a side note, I am fully boycotting that car wash. Apparently management and ownership were setting there employees up with false documents. These jerks have caused me hours of anguish on hold with the IRS, SSA etc....

KEep that in mind if you ever need your car washed
That is horrible that it happened to you. The chain of car washes is under new ownership (and name) since the raids, so I can understand why they might not want to talk to you. It's really not their issue since it was the Danny's people involved.

Hopefully you can get a resolution. It seems you have gotten good info in this thread.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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I'm never going to that car wash again. But now I'm thinking about Life Lock. Yikes!
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