Tax filing season is now open across the U.S. and a local woman has a warning for those getting ready to file.

According to an story, Dawn Berta of Bettendorf had her 2015 tax return stolen.

It's a problem that's been in the national spotlight recently after several high-profile hacks of companies like Equifax.

Experts say a social security number is all thieves need to file on your behalf. Victims of a hack risk of having their refunds stolen leaving them out thousands of dollars in some cases.

The IRS recommends filing your return as early as possible to prevent theft.