Phishing Scam Alert
The University of Louisville does not ask employees via email to update personal information by calling or with a clickable, non-secure outside link. Phishing scam email messages, appearing to be from firstname.lastname@example.org, have been sent to some employees. This is not a legitimate University message. If you are concerned about a suspicious email, please contact your Tier One or the IT Help Desk at helpdesk.louisville.edu or (502)852-7997.
Tax Return Fraud Information
It’s Tax season, and Fraudsters are out there!
Tax related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security Number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. This is happening across the country, and we are aware of a small number of cases where this has happened to U of L employees this year.
First of all, file a police report with Jeff Jewell the U of L police department: 502-852-6111
Call the IRS’ Identity theft line: 800-908-4490
Go to the IRS Identity theft website for suggestions
Download IRS Publication 4535
Complete IRS Form #14039 to submit with your return
Report to Kentucky Department of Revenue: 502-564-6945 or 502-564-4266
We have no reason to believe that this is widespread, but want our employees to know what to do if it happens to them.
Services connected to employee compensation include viewing pay stubs and W-2 information on-line, access to tax-related forms and information, and other services.