Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You might find out it has happened when you get a letter from the IRS saying more than one tax return was filed in your name, or IRS records show you have wages from an employer you don’t know.
Learn how to reduce the chance you’ll be a victim and find out what to do if you are during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 29-February 2, 2018. The FTC and its partners are hosting a series of free webinars and Twitter chats. Follow the links below for information about how to participate.
Here’s what’s on tap:
Are you ready to get involved in helping friends, family, and your community avoid tax identity theft and IRS imposers? Use our resources, below, to blog about tax identity theft, publish daily tips in your company or neighborhood newsletter, or tweet about it to organizations you’re involved with. And, for information about identity theft in general, please visit ftc.gov/idtheft.
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