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FIGHT BACK AGAINST TAX IDENTITY THEFT

Protect yourself from identity thieves who try to claim your tax refund and imposters who pretend they're from the IRS to get your money.

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number (SSN) to get a tax refund or a job. You might find out it's happened when you get a letter from the IRS saying that more than one tax return was filed with your SSN, or IRS records show you earned income from an employer you don't know. Or, the IRS may reject your efiled tax return as a duplicate filing.

To help fight identity theft:

Resource: Seena Gressin, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC {FederalTrade Commission)

 

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