Tag: Social Security number

Tax ID thieves are ready — are you?

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job, and it’s one of the fastest growing forms of identity theft in the U.S. You might find out it’s...

Like helping people avoid scams? Then you might like to know that the FTC has named Jan. 13-17 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, and will host national events like a webinar and Twitter chat, in English and Spanish, as well as regional events....

An identity thief may use your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Contact the IRS if they send you a notice saying their records show:

you were paid by an employer you don't knowmore than one tax return was filed using your...

Aah, summer break. School’s almost out, and camp season is just around the corner. Whether your kids are attending a program for sports, arts, or education, there’s plenty of fun to be had this summer…and plenty of forms to be filled out. 

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Tax season is here. It’s time to get your files and forms in order. You may be well-versed in W-2s and 1099’s, but do you know that an identity thief can mess up your tax files or even get to your tax refund before you can file for it?

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Have you ever found unexpected withdrawals on your bank statement — or a strange new account on your credit report? You could be a victim of identity theft. Keep an eye out for unexpected activity on your financial records, medical bills or IRS...

Many school forms require personal and, sometimes, sensitive information — like your child's social security number. Protect this information from falling into the wrong hands. The next time you're asked for your child's personal information,...

You've probably seen ads from companies promising a “new credit identity” — that is, a fresh start for your credit history. It may seem like just the thing you need to get your credit back on track, but it’s actually a scam. These companies...

An identity thief may steal your Social Security number and sell it, or use the number to get a job or other benefits.

Reporting Misuse Applying for a New Number or Replacement Card Reporting Misuse

If you know your Social Security...

In the unlikely event that an identity thief uses your name, date of birth, Social Security number, or other personal information during an investigation or arrest, the information is added to your state’s criminal database. The information also...