Mount Prospect, IL asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Tax Law for Illinois

Q: Hi. My previous employer used my SSN for another guy with almost the same Name as mine and I came to know about it when

I received tax document in my mail box. Can I file a law suit & if yes who.

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A: Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit for identity theft or fraud against your previous employer for using your Social Security number for another person. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in identity theft and employment law to evaluate your options and help you pursue any legal claims. Additionally, you may also want to report the incident to the IRS and the Social Security Administration to protect yourself and your credit.

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