|As we enter tax-filing season, it pays to be aware of the signs that point to possible tax identity theft. |
Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job.
What You Should Know:
To Reduce Your Risk Of Being Victimized By Tax Identity Theft:
Check the status of your refund after filing at www.irs.gov/refunds. If you think someone filed a fraudulent refund with your information, call the IRS Identity Theft line at 800-908-4490. To learn more, visit www.ftc.gov/taxidtheft.
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