Federal Way residents targeted by massive Archdiocese data breach

At least four Federal Way residents have been targeted as part of a national database breach at the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, according to information provided by the Federal Way Police Department (FWPD).

All four victims noted that their information, including Social Security numbers, were compromised and attempted to be used to file fake tax returns.

None of the would-be identity thieves were able to successfully file a return, according to information provided by the victims in their reports to FWPD.

Archdiocese officials believe that up to 90,000 individuals’ information was compromised.

Anyone who believes their information was compromised is encouraged to contact the IRS’s Identity Protection Specialized Unit and report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission.


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