Act Before the Hack

Avoid Hackers and Scammers During Tax Season

Tax season provides lots of opportunities for hackers and scammers to put their skills to work to steal identities and claim refunds. We don’t want that to happen to you, so we’ve collected tips and resources to help you spot scams and protect your refund.

Tips and Resources for Individuals

Hackers and scammers are very skilled IRS impersonators and might contact you via calls, texts and emails. How can you tell the difference between these impersonators and the IRS? This video gives you the scoop.

Most people don’t find out they’re a victim of tax identity theft until the IRS notifies them, but why not get ahead of the game this year? Check out these signs of tax-related identity theft, steps to take if you’re a victim and tips for protecting your information – straight from the IRS!

Have you ever been contacted by the IRS and wondered, Is this real or a scam? Don’t be fooled by imposters! Use this infographic to help you decide whether it’s a scammer on the other end or the IRS. It even has instructions for reporting IRS impersonators.

Have you heard of Identity Theft Central? It’s the IRS’s portal about all things tax identity theft. Whether you’re an individual or a business, Identity Theft Central is here to educate you about protecting your information and avoiding tax-related scams. Make sure you save the page so you can refer back to it during tax season.

When you suspect your identity has been stolen, report it! The Federal Trade Commission’s IdentityTheft.gov website will help you file, report and find the right recovery plan. It walks you through each step, so you can update your plan as needed, track your progress and it even prefills forms for you.

Do you need to report phishing or scams by an IRS impersonator but you’re not sure where to start? Check out these FAQs from the IRS. Each one gives simple, easy to follow instructions for reporting different types of schemes and scams.

Hackers and scammers approach tax season from lots of angles. How many can you identify? This information from the IRS will give you the 411 so you can spot tax scams when they cross your path!

Think you’ve witnessed or been a victim of tax fraud? Check out this list of different types of tax fraud and forms for reporting it – straight from the IRS!

Tips and Resources for Businesses

Hackers and scammers are very skilled IRS impersonators and might contact you via calls, texts and emails. How can you tell the difference between these impersonators and the IRS? This video gives you the scoop.

As you and your business prepare for this tax season, be aware of the W-2 email scam. Never heard of it? The IRS explains what it is and how to report it here.

What can you do as a business to make identity theft less likely? The Federal Trade Commission has the answer: start with a data security program. Check out the detailed information and tips for creating and enforcing a security program at your company.

Have you heard of Identity Theft Central? It’s the IRS’s portal about all things tax identity theft. Whether you’re an individual or a business, Identity Theft Central is here to educate you about protecting your information and avoiding tax-related scams. Make sure you save the page so you can refer back to it during tax season.

When you suspect your identity has been stolen, report it! The Federal Trade Commission’s IdentityTheft.gov website will help you file, report and find the right recovery plan. It walks you through each step, so you can update your plan as needed, track your progress and it even prefills forms for you.

Do you need to report phishing or scams by an IRS impersonator but you’re not sure where to start? Check out these FAQs from the IRS. Each one gives simple, easy to follow instructions for reporting different types of schemes and scams.

Hackers and scammers approach tax season from lots of angles. How many can you identify? This information from the IRS will give you the 411 so you can spot tax scams when they cross your path!

How do you know if your business’s identity has been stolen around tax time? Check out this information – straight from the IRS. It explains the signs of tax-related business identity theft, steps to take if you’re a victim and tips for protecting your information.

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