Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
Identity theft is a serious crime that affected 12.6 million people in 2012 with damages to the economy totaling more than $21 billion – not to mention the immeasurable damage to the victims’ credit ratings. Increasingly, criminals are stealing social security numbers from taxpayers and filing forged tax returns to get fraudulent refunds.
During Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, it is important that we raise awareness of the steps you can take to better protect your personal information. For tips and resource, visit the Federal Trade Commissions’ website at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0008-tax-related-identity-theft.