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Keeping Yourself Safe from Tax Scams Today
Tax scams don't all look the same, but they are all intended to steal your money. Most fall into one of several categories of illicit acts, including phone scams, phishing and tax provider scams. Help yourself avoid these scams by knowing what kinds are out there and taking steps to keep your money safe. Read more…

Top 10 Tax Scams
It starts with your phone ringing — the most prevalent tax scam making the rounds this year. The caller claims to be from the IRS and demands your money NOW. Don't think you're the only one singled out for this tactic; aggressive, threatening phone scams occur regularly across the country. But, scamming also happens via email, U.S. mail or in person. Read more…

Tax Tips If You Have Had Your Identity Stolen
The U.S. Department of Justice millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft each year. When it comes to taxes, the identity thief targets refunds from fraudulent tax returns filed with your personal information. You may remain unaware of such activity until you file and find another return has already been processed. Read more…

Tips for Keeping Your Tax Data Secure
In 2014, the number of complaints about criminals pretending to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials was almost 24 times the number reported in 2013. To avoid the growing risk of tax-related scams and identity theft, keep your financial data safe by following certain procedures. It's also important to back up your information for easy access if an unexpected disaster strikes. Read more…

Identity Theft: 7 Steps to Reclaiming Your Identity and Keeping it Safe
As more personal information continues to be stored online, the risk of identity theft also increases. The Bureau of Justice reports that millions U.S. residents experience identity theft each year. If someone uses your personal data pretending to be you, it's a serious crime. With quick, decisive action, you can help discover the fraud, stop further damage and reclaim your identity. Here are six steps to get you on your way. Read more…


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