Fuck. I havent gotten a letter like that and im crossing my fingers it doesnt happen. Some dumbass at my old solar company HQ sent a hacker (posing to be the CEO) all the companies W-2s nicely zipped up to them.
What a fucking idiot first of all, that person better have gotten fired for this is far more serious than what I did.
But they had me sign up for 3 years of ProtectMyID. I havent gotten any calls/emails/letters or anything from them which is also kinda surprising to me, are they actually protecting me?
I read up about how a bunch of the hackers just try to get your tax returns, so crossing my fingers there's no issues this year. Sorry you had to go through that Steve.
Not sure how this W2 thing is going to shake out.
But its free to freeze your credit with all 3 big credit bureaus. temporary or until you manually unfreeze
Damn, spoke too soon I guess. Got a letter from the IRS yesterday telling me I had to make an apt to come into the local IRS office to verify my identity with all my W-2s, 1099s, 1040 from last year, Proof of ID, proof of address, etc. I hope once I go to this apt done and prove its me, they issue it and its over and this doesn't turn into a couple year ordeal, crossing my fingers. Anyone have to do this before?
On top of that, going through a little break up with the girl I am currently with, its going smoother than the last one, but I moved out and got a new apartment that I cannot fucking stand to be in. There is a steam heat pipe right above my bedroom ceiling that goes off every 20 minutes with this unbearable rattle and drip/drill sound. It sounds like someone is drilling and banging a hammer on my ceiling all night and day. I cant stand it, I have been sleeping on the couch and my landlord has a plumber coming out on Wednesday. She said she noticed it too when she lived there in the winter and that it stops during the warm months when no one uses the heat. Cant believe she actually lived through this noise. Crossing my fingers this plumber actually does something to fix this, I imagine since its in between my ceiling and the floor joist of the apt above it might be expensive and a bitch to repair, so if the landlord pushed back I will probably have to break the lease and find another spot. Sucks cuz this one is perfect 3 blocks from my old spot in the same neighborhood that I love, and everything else about the apt is awesome. Just cant stand being there with that noise.