Fake DoorDash accounts created, some are now receiving 1099 tax forms

LIVINGSTON, La. — An investigation is underway after at least four Livingston Parish residents received 1099 tax forms from the food delivery company DoorDash. The problem? None of them worked with DoorDash.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office tells Unfiltered with Kiran that it appears the issue was caused by someone who obtained information from a third-party source to create alleged fraudulent Dasher accounts.

The LPSO financial crimes division says anyone who received a 1099 tax form from a company they did not work for should notify them immediately.

UWK reached out to DoorDash for comment about the alleged fake accounts and for information about the 1099 forms, but have not received a comment from the company.

In August 2022, DoorDash said they were the target of a “sophisticated phishing campaign” and that certain information maintained by them was affected. Names, email addresses, delivery addresses and phone numbers were compromised by “a small percentage of individuals,” the company said.

They said passwords, Social Security information, bank account and credit card information was not accessed. It’s not clear the Livingston Parish investigation is related.

If you received a 1099 form from DoorDash and did not work for them, you can contact them at 855-973-1040 to file a complaint, LPSO said.

How to know if you’re a victim of identity theft

The IRS says that anyone who receives an incorrect 1099 form should not report the income on their tax return.

The three nationwide crediting reporting companies allow you to place a fraud alert on your credit report for free for up to one year.

Many credit card companies also offer identity theft and fraud alerts. You can contact your credit cards customer service for more information.

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