FRAUD PROTECTION Archive

  • Eight Steps to Keep Online Data Safe

    During the holiday shopping season, shoppers are looking for the perfect gifts. At the same time, criminals are looking for sensitive data. This data includes credit card numbers, financial accounts and Social Security numbers. Cybercriminals can use this information to file a fraudulent tax return. […]

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  • Individual Taxpayers: Seven Things to Do When an IRS Letter Arrives

    The IRS mails millions of letters to taxpayers every year for many reasons. Here are seven simple suggestions on how individuals can handle a letter or notice from the IRS: Don’t panic. Simply responding will take care of most IRS letters and notices. Read the entire […]

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  • National Tax Security Awareness Week: Data Protection Tips to Help Taxpayers, Businesses

    The IRS is partnering with state tax agencies, the tax industry and groups across the country to host the second annual National Tax Security Awareness Week. The goal is to encourage all taxpayers to take steps to protect their tax data and identities. This week […]

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  • Taxpayers Should Be Wary of Unsolicited Calls from the IRS

    Taxpayers who get an unexpected or unsolicited phone call from the IRS should be wary – it’s probably a scam. Phone calls continue to be one of the most common ways that thieves try to get taxpayers to provide personal information. These scammers then use that […]

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  • IRS Issues Reminder to Taxpayers as Scams Continue Across the Nation

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of items normally reported. However, following hurricanes and other disasters, the IRS urged […]

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  • Eight Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

    Identity theft happens when someone steals personal information for financial gain. Tax-related identity theft happens when someone uses another person’s stolen Social Security number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) to file a tax return to obtain a fraudulent refund. Many people first find out […]

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