It’s tax season which means that scammers want your refund! When you file your taxes, keep your Social Security number safe. Don’t put sensitive documents in your mailbox or leave them unattended in your car. If you file online, use a secure site and don’t transmit sensitive info via wifi, particularly in a public place.  Have all your tax documents? File early to beat the cons.


For more tips on staying safe during and after tax season, take a look at the latest feature from guest blogger, Christine Footit, Senior Stakeholder Liaison with the IRS:

Maine Taxpayers Should Protect Data All Year Round


Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

Report scams to local law enforcement. Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork for more information on fraud prevention.