Protect Yourself from ID Theft This Tax Season

‘Tis the season for taxes! For many this entails longer work hours, but if you’re not careful, this season could entail ID theft. There’s many ways in which you could be scammed or hacked, even if you think you have a safe security system.  Tax payers should be carefully analyzing their practices to make sure that they don’t become an easy target for scammers. A few tips to help you from bring a target include:

  • DO make passwords long and strong
  • DO use direct deposit or refunds or a mailbox with a lock
  • DON’T authenticate your identity to anyone via the phone or online
  • DON’T put information on your social media that could make it easy to guess your security questions

Don’t forget, the deadline this year for taxes is April 18!

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