January 21, 2020

File Your Taxes Before Scammers Do It For You

Close up of various tax forms

By Krebs on Security

Close up of various tax forms

It’s that time of year, tax-filing season, also known as the season fraudsters start requesting phony tax refunds in the names of identity theft victims. Want to minimize the chances of getting hit by tax refund fraud this year? File your taxes before the bad guys can!

Tax refund fraud affects hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of U.S. citizens annually. Victims usually first learn of the crime after having their returns rejected because scammers beat them to it. Even those who are not required to file a return can be victims of refund fraud, as can those who are not actually due a refund from the IRS. Read the full Krebs on Security article here, and learn more about how fraudsters file phony tax refunds and what you can do to protect yourself.

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