Tips for Tax Time

A 2017 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research revealed
that nearly one in three consumers notified that their data has been
breached become victims of identity fraud. With the recent Equifax
cyberattack still fresh in our minds, more than 145 million Americans’
names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers and other
sensitive information may be at risk. Cybercriminals are crafty and
continuously looking for ways to steal your personal information. The
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indicates that phishing schemes continue
to lead its “dirty dozen” list of 2017 tax scams. So what is the average American to do? The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)
have once again joined forces to help consumers keep safe during tax
season with tips for identifying cyber scams, actionable online safety
steps and what to do if you fall victim to tax identity theft.