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Protect Your Identity This Tax Season

Taxes are due April 15, and as busy professionals work to complete their tax returns, cybercriminals are stepping up their identity theft efforts. We want to make sure our customers know how to spot potential identity theft scams this tax season. It’s easy to let your guard down during a busy time like tax season. Cybercriminals take advantage of this, so it’s important to be alert to the types of fraud that are common this time of year. IRS impersonation scams involve phone calls or emails from someone claiming to work for the IRS. They may tell the victim that there is an issue with their tax return or that they need to update tax filing information. Following are tips on how to spot these scams. ·Don’t trust emails or phone calls. The IRS will not contact you by email or by phone to confirm information on your tax return. Ignore any such communications, and report suspected IRS impersonation scams to the IRS. ·Protect your Social Security number. If a criminal obtains your SSN, they …