Identity theft: What taxpayers need to know

Protect yourself from online attacks that threaten your identity, your files, your system, and your financial well-being.

Tax-related identity theft is something we’ve all heard of. Unfortunately, some people get to have first-hand experience of it by losing their personal details to criminals. If someone manages to get their hands on your personal information, such as your name, address, date of birth and, worse still, Social Security number, there could be problems lying ahead. 

You can take some precautionary measures, such as investing in an identity theft protection software package. These can be handy for keeping tabs on things like your credit reports, and often come with other useful tools built into the software suite that allow you to manage things like internet security and your internet usage with a built in VPN.