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BREAKING: IRS Hacked!

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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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IRS need's to be restructured. They should cut all tax code and initiate a 17% flat tax.




posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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This is probably unrelated but, it speaks to the question above "I wonder if another site was hacked and that's how they got the info"...or something like that (apologies for the butcher job!).
I received an email this morning on my work account when I got there confirming a purchase and a shipment from Amazon. Rather, it was asking me to confirm. Of course, I didn't place any order. I clicked link and it was some "strange" website but, had apparently expired.
I emailed Amazon and changed my password. They gave me the usual (very quick response time though) don't click links, we're investigating, this didn't come from us, etc, etc...
If amazon were hacked maybe that's how they could have gotten some of that info?

Not saying I'm directly involved in any way. I'm not expecting anything from the IRS and If someone tries theft of my identity, they are in for a few surprises...good luck with that!
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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:49 PM
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Anybody else wondering if maybe this is related to the recent revelation that Adult Friend Finder got hacked?

Lolz



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: Ultralight

They usually get it wrong. For three years the IRS over paid.... so I owed money. They insisted no. In comes the agent to audit...
3 years later. I paid back $3400.00 to the IRS...

I don't take Xanax. But it was scary. And I was the one that pointed out the flaw.
G'Zus I was a wreck.

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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

That's an interesting possible connection!
I wonder how much information of a personal nature THEY ask for.

I have a couple of friends who use that (used LOL) I should ask.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

What makes me laugh is that if you owe them, they can come after you 10 years later. But if you are owed a refund, and don't file that return within three years, they no longer owe you money.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Would that include Zoosk?




posted on May, 26 2015 @ 04:56 PM
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They are saying that the theives knew personal information already. That is not necessarily true. They wouldn't know personal info on two hundred thousand people and risk just verifying it.

They somehow bypassed the entrance screen. They could do this to anyone.

Can't they ever tell the truth at high levels of government? Make it seem like it is the fault of the people who's info got stolen using a common Ad Hominum technique.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

I....don't know. I mean...I've only ever heard stories. From like....other people and stuff.

No, seriously though I don't have any idea. When I saw the hack, my mind immediately went to the AFF reveal. I honestly don't think it's a huge leap but I'm not all that tech savvy either.

@ Burgh - I dunno man. Is zoosk hooked up with AFF?!?



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Zaphod. I was a wreck. Like I said, I found the flaw. I did them a favor. Thank god I keep my taxes from the ripe age of 15. But this guy was STERN... I might have tinkled my pants a bit.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

No.. thankfully I checked. But I have been "Fished" 5 times from Africa. I called and had those accounts closed...


I got one month left.
Off subject.. but one year later. I found no one.
And I'm fine with that.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

The ones I have dealt with were really nice about it. They've really changed a lot in recent years. They used to be nasty, now they're almost helpful.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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Last year a "computer crash" was the IRS's excuse. This year, it's "We got hacked". What's it going to be next year.

Time to do away with the IRS. Have you ever walked into an IRS agency in a large metropolitan area. Do it sometime. Look around and observe the bureaucrats that have access to your information. Scary.



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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: EternalSolace
Why can't someone hack the IRS and delete debts. Come on hackers... at least do something productive that people can actually cheer for.


Makes me wonder if they were targeting a certain demographic... like maybe certain "elite" people with political ties. It would be nice if this led to some sort of whistle blowing scenario. Or maybe finding out details about the contributors to Super PACs.

That would be sweet.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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Look, it's been known that the Obamacare exchange sites have (or had) no decent security, and the IRS has to know all that information now in order to file your tax returns properly. I wonder if there is a correlation there? Did the hack come through the Obamacare exchanges? Are the people whose info was hacked people who had exchange policies?



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

This was 2 years ago. I'm 41. This guy lived sleep and breathed taxes. I was accused of falsifying my returns. But I proved them wrong...
Lets just say "Agent COHEN " was Keen. But I demonstrated that hiring high school graduates to do math for the IRS is not wise..


Nothing against a high school diploma... but math skills need to be tested.

Of subject... 3 C-17's just flew by!

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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Wouldn't this be a better way to hack them?






posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

There are still some hanging around. The ones I've dealt with though were pretty nice, and helpful.



posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Lol... OK. If this happens again. I'll contact you for names of the good ones.

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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: EternalSolace
Why can't someone hack the IRS and delete debts. Come on hackers... at least do something productive that people can actually cheer for.


Maybe the hackers are NSA, CIA, FBI or some other alphabet arrangement?

Maybe this isn't "thieves" as in some random person hacking in a basement..

To my limited knowledge, the only people that care about everday people's information and data, are government branches.

When they use demeaning titles; thieves, terrorists, Alqueda , killers, conspiracy theorist... I belive it to be an emotional-psychological cover.

But I wear tin foil hat




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