NEW YORK, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Milberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential violations of federal and state laws by Intuit, Inc. ("Intuit" or the "Company"), maker of tax preparation software, TurboTax, in connection with thousands of fraudulently filed tax returns using Intuit's software.
On February 5, 2015, Intuit suspended the filing of state income tax returns through its popular tax preparation software, TurboTax, because of complaints that fraudulent returns were being filed using TurboTax. Intuit said that the Company noticed an increase in "suspicious filings" and attempts from scam artists to use stolen personal information to file fraudulent state returns, giving them the ability to steal state tax refunds. Since the incident, two former TurboTax security employees have come forward, alleging Intuit's knowledge of the fraud and that the Company looked the other way in order to earn revenue for processing the fraudulent returns.
Milberg is a nationally recognized leader in protecting the rights of consumers, including those harmed by identity fraud. Milberg currently serves as a member of the court appointed consumer plaintiffs steering committee in litigation concerning the 2013 data breach that affected over 110 million Target shoppers and plaintiffs in litigation against health insurers Anthem and Premera for recent data breaches that compromised the information of millions.
If you have received a notification from TurboTax or your state's Department of Revenue indicating that a fraudulent tax return was filed on your behalf and have questions about this fraud or have any information about the Company, please contact the following attorney:
Andrei Rado, Esq.
One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th Fl.
New York, NY 10119-0165
Phone number: (800) 320-5081
Email: [email protected]
SOURCE Milberg LLP