"Wow, you’re dead all over our system"

As a summer camp counselor, 25-year-old Samantha Dreissig is full of energy and has an important outlook.

“Life is short. You never know when it’s gonna end,” she said.

But according to the IRS, hers ended seven years ago.

“The last actual person I had spoken to from the IRS — and I quote, ‘Wow, you’re dead all over our system,'” Dreissig said.

The morbid mix-up began when she tried to file her taxes in 2014, the same year her mom passed away of ovarian cancer. She believes the government has them confused, even though they don’t share the same first or last name.