South Carolina Department of Revenue - Identity Theft
It has come to BatesCarter's attention that the South Carolina Department of Revenue has had a huge security breach that has exposed 77% of residents information. Taxpayers that have paid taxes in South Carolina since 1998 could be on the list of accounts breeched.
BatesCarter has determined that a South Carolina return has been filed on your behalf during that time frame and therefore, wanted to inform you of your risk.
An overseas hacker gained access to social security numbers, credit, and debit card numbers of taxpayers. You can call 1-866-578-5422 to see if you have been compromised and get an activation code for www.protectmyid.com/scdor.
If you have been affected you can receive FREE identity-theft protection and credit monitoring for 1 year.
You can go here to read more information on the breach and the measures currently been taken to handle the situation.
Link to the SC DOR website:
Pay close attention to 'Communications to Public' section on the SC DOR website