A Nashville, Tennessee, woman says that having to prove she’s alive over and over is ruining her life. The very much alive Laura Todd is having a frustrating time trying to prove that she is not dead.
It seems that another woman died in Florida eight years ago, and someone entered Laura's Social Security Number into the death record. The assumption is that it was a simple clerical error. Laura Todd has had problems ever since.
When Todd tried to refinance her house in 2002, the bank called and said, ‘Your credit report says you're dead.’" She straightened that incident out, but in 2006 the Internal Revenue Service refused to process her return. "The IRS says I’m dead. Everybody says I'm dead,” she said.
Laura Todd also said her bank closed her credit card account and attached a note of sympathy: “Please accept our condolences on the death of Laura Todd.”
Both the IRS and the Social Security Administration say they have since updated their records. Todd said she will try to file her tax return again and see if the problem has really been fixed.
Quoting Monty Python: "I'm not dead yet."
This story came from Nashville's WSMV-TV