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More than 200 University of Iowa employees have reported being the victims of tax fraud.

The University issued a statement on Facebook Tuesday saying 89 employees reported federal fraud, and 120 reported an issue with their state filings.

"There is no evidence this fraud is the result of a UI data breach," they wrote on Facebook.

The U of I said they have teams in Human Resources and Information Technology working to figure out what happened, and why these specific employees were targeted.

In the meantime, if you believe yourself to be the victim of tax fraud, the University encourages you to take the following steps:

Step 1: File a report with your local police

Step 2: Report the fraud to the Internal Revenue Service, Identity Protection Specialized Unit: 1-800-908-4490

Step 3: Create an Identity Theft Report by filing an identity theft claim with the FTC and filing a police report.

Step 4: Send a copy of your police report or an IRS ID Theft Affidavit Form, along with proof of your identity, to the IRS: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f14039.pdf

Step 5: Update your files

Step 6: Record the dates you made calls or sent letters

Step 7: Keep copies of letters in your files

Step 8: Put a fraud alert on your credit reports: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0275-place-fraud-alert

Step 9: Order and monitor your credit report

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