General Newsletter May 2017
Steps to Take if Your FAFSA was Hacked
A recent student aid application data breach has lead to the filing of thousands of fraudulent tax returns. According to the IRS, personal data of up to 100,000 taxpayers may have been hacked and used to file the fraudulent returns. Through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool used to upload information to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), hackers posed as students to automatically populate applications with tax information.