Category Archives: Identity Theft

Should You Freeze Your Credit?

Using a credit card for purchases is often convenient, but it does bring with it some risks. Fraud is on the rise, and virtually everyone is at risk to some degree. If it hasn’t already happened to you, you probably … Continue reading

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Tax Hacks 2018 – Avoid These Tax-Related Scams

Identity theft is nothing new. Stealing someone’s mail, fraudulently opening a credit card account, and impersonating someone else using their Social Security number are all common run-of-the-mill tactics. Also common is tax-related identity theft. This is usually discovered when someone … Continue reading

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Strong Passwords Help Keep Tax Data Safe

The following article was published by the IRS. Passwords are often the key to guarding access to personal information and data stored on computers or sent over email. Because most taxpayers file their returns electronically and access account information online, … Continue reading

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National Tax Security Awareness Week: Recognize Phishing Email Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS reminds people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams. These scams not only endanger someone’s personal information, but they can also affect a taxpayer’s refund in … Continue reading

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IRS, Partners Warn of Online Threats; Protect Personal Computers

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service, states and the tax industry remind you that online threats and annoyances abound. There are viruses, worms, Trojans, bots, spyware and adware all fall under the malicious programs … Continue reading

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Protect Your Credit Card on Cyber Monday

The following YouTube video is from CNET. Black Friday is behind us, but the holiday shopping deals have just begun. Today, commonly known as Cyber Monday, is a chance for consumers to purchase goods from online retailers at significant markdowns. … Continue reading

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How clients can protect their tax data from hackers

The following article was published by the AICPA. Recent high-profile cyberattacks on the IRS highlight just how vulnerable taxpayers’ data can be. In January 2016, criminals stole Social Security numbers from outside the IRS and used them to obtain IRS … Continue reading

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