Identity theft is a significant problem for consumers nationwide throughout the year, but may become even more of a consideration during filing season. Tax identity theft is on the rise and has been for several years now, and now the federal government is trying to enlist the help of financial institutions in attempting to stamp… Read More
In the past several years, the number of incidents of identity theft related to consumers’ tax returns has surged, and there seems to be little the Internal Revenue Service can do about it. Now, some experts say that a major reason for this increase in fraud could be the result of the agency’s e-filing option…. Read More
It’s possible that 10 or 20 people had access to your Social Security number and other financial data during tax season. All it takes is one person out of those 20 to steal your identity and wreck havoc on your credit. Identity thieves love tax season!