A couple years ago my ID was stolen. Social security card and driver's license. I put a freeze on my credit report, no biggie. There weren't any red flags and no big issues.
Well, last year I got a call from the IRS. They wanted to know if I was going to claim my income from 2004. I told them I was in school (was in massage school all throughout 2004) and that I hadn't made anything claimable. How much was it anyway? Oh, $14,000. Where was it made? Phoenix, AZ. Oh, I was in school in Tucson.
The IRS was very helpful and gave me all the numbers I needed to call to get everything straightened out, which it all was. I even called the company and let them know about my dilemma. They said they'd take care of it.
Well apparently they didn't. The IRS wants me to give them $2,022 for unclaimed income in 2005. Same company with the income issue.
I'm looking for a lawyer in a few days (when I'm not booked through business hours).
EDIT: I'm not angry at the guy who is using my name. He's just trying to make a better life for himself. I'm just right pissed at the company who knowingly hired him as illegal and is exploiting his body and my identity.