ATLANTA, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion Ionz has announced that the identity of its founder, Matthew Ryncarz, has been compromised and they are working with authorities to figure out who or what organization is behind the breach.
Matthew Ryncarz was first alerted to his identity being compromised when he was contacted by the IRS regarding tax returns that were filed outside of his home state, with incorrect personal information.
Matthew is making his personal identity breach public due to the number of identity breaches that go unreported.
"When I thought of identity breaches I immediately thought of financial based breaches such as fraudulent credit applications. I had no idea that tax return identity theft and criminal identity theft were over taking financial identity theft as the leading cause for concern," said Matthew Ryncarz.
Identity theft criminals are able to steal identities and then file fraudulent tax returns that route tax refunds directly to them. These crimes are not discovered as fast as financial identity theft so often times they will go on undetected for years.
Additionally, these criminals can easily submit stolen identities to police during any criminal investigation, providing a cloak of anonymity.
If a criminal commits a crime with a stolen identity, the crime will be reported and added to the criminal record of the innocent person, not the criminal. Most law abiding citizens won't know this has happened until they are served with an arrest warrant or are turned down for a new job due to an incorrect criminal past. Worst yet, most newspapers and news sites report from public records so these crimes will appear on search engines under the incorrect person, ruining the online reputations of innocent people.
Ryncarz and his team are currently verifying all of his personal records to evaluate the extent of the breach.
Ryncarz concluded by saying, "I wanted to make my story public so others could be alerted to this type of identity theft. It is affecting innocent lives every day. I am urging everyone to request their IRS tax transcripts and to check their criminal history. Unfortunately, I was a public target and my identity was sought after due to my book, radio show and television hosting. Hopefully my story will help others avoid this same issue. "
SOURCE Fusion IONZ