Reports of tax-related identity theft have been in both the national and local media this tax season. Criminals are obtaining personal information from a variety of sources external to the University and using the information to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. This identity theft scam is affecting millions of tax payers across our nation and is reported as being the largest and most costly in United States history.
University data secure
Computer services has thoroughly investigated this issue and determined no Missouri State information systems have been compromised.
Resources for fraud victims
Unfortunately, several Missouri State employees have been affected by this fraud. If you have been a victim of this fraud, please review guidance from the Internal Revenue Service.
A local resource for assistance is the Springfield Internal Revenue Service Office located at 2937 S. Claremont Avenue, Building A, which is off of East Battlefield behind Metropolitan Grill.
Another valuable resource available for members of the Missouri State community is the information security unit of computer services. If you have questions or concerns about information security at Missouri State or best practices used to prevent and protect yourself from identity theft, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.