Taxpayer Information Stolen From Employee

2019, April, Breaches

Who: The United Way of the Big Bend

# of Records/People Affected: 64 Taxpayers

When: 19 April 2019

What happened: A data security breach that occurred when taxpayer information was stolen from an employee in March.

How Did it happen: The organization says that 64 taxpayers’ information may be exposed after their information was stolen from the vehicle of a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) site coordinator in March. They say they have already contacted the individuals who may be affected by the possible security breach and are working with authorities to determine how their information may have been compromised.

Outcome: The organization is working with the IRS and the Tallahassee Police Department, taking positive, proactive steps to cooperate and collaborate, including reaching out directly to our potentially affected taxpayers to help protect them by providing the facts and important information.