Protect Your Identity and Finances when E-filing Your Taxes this Year
In this day and age, it’s a breeze to file your taxes online. Unfortunately, the same service that has made life more convenient, has also made fraud easier for criminals. In 2012, there were 1.8 million incidents of tax fraud and identity theft was the number one tax scam in 2013. Criminals steal social security numbers and file taxes in the victim’s name, then collect the return.
Neil Chase is a vice president of education at LifeLock, and a leader in identity theft protection. He leads the company’s identity theft education programs for consumers to increase awareness about identity theft and help consumers reduce their chances of becoming a victim.