From the identity theft Tag

Protecting Yourself from Tax Related Identity Theft – Did You Know?

Tax related ID theft is when someone uses your information (name, SSN, etc.) to file a false tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. The number one thing you can do to prevent this […]

New Tax Scams and Identity Theft Warnings – Did You Know?

The IRS recently posted warnings about new and ongoing tax scams, along with other fraudulent activity related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The most prevalent and dangerous scams involve identity theft, deceptive advertising, and […]

Tips to Keep Your Personal Information Safe – Did You Know?

The ever-present threat of identity theft grows during tax season. To help taxpayers stay safe, the IRS recently offered suggestions to secure your personal data when preparing and filing your returns, and all year […]

IRS Hacked Again – Seriously?

You’ll love this (or feel even less digitally secure with your tax info). Last year the IRS announced that it had been hacked and hundreds of thousands of taxpayer records had been compromised. Many […]

Identity Theft – Finally a Little Help From the IRS?

In June of 2015, the IRS acknowledged that over 100,000 tax payers information had been stolen from IRS databases and used to file over 13,000 fraudulent returns, resulting in more than $39 Million in […]

How To Avoid Tax Identity Theft

Having your identity stolen creates countless problems. Without a secure identity you can face financial ruin if someone uses your identity to obtain loans that then go unpaid, and you might not even know […]

Have You Been A Victim of Identity Theft? Protect Yourself and Your Tax Refund From Fraud

Unfortunately, every year, a growing number of Americans experience identity theft first hand. Most instances involve the misuse of an existing credit card or bank account, but return fraud is one of the biggest […]

Identity Theft – It’s Hitting Tax Returns Too!

A taxpayer in California received a letter early this year notifying them that their 2013 tax return was being examined – but they hadn’t yet even filed their 2013 return. An Arizona couple was […]