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Tax Season and Identity Theft

Posted on 02/10/2015

Tax Season and Identity Theft

We're learning that identity theft and fraudulent tax refund scams are on the rise.  This, in the wake of the recent hack of some 80 million customer records, including social security numbers, of health insurer Anthem.  And if you use Turbo Tax software to process your tax filings, you may have noticed that Intuit, Turbo Tax's parent company, has been temporarily suspending some refund processing as a precautionary measure to help prevent or intercept fraudulent filings.

What can you do to prevent identity theft?  In addition to following the links in the paragraph above, you should make a careful read of articles like these below that suggest a variety of measures, ranging from judicious use of your credit cards to fraud alerts to outright credit freezes: