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MyIDCare's Tax Season Overview
March 05, 2019

​From waiting for tax forms, gathering documentation, and making sure you don’t miss important deadlines, filing taxes can be a stressful experience for many. As if that wasn’t enough, the seemingly daily barrage of data breaches mean that cyber criminals now have the types of information…

​From waiting for tax forms, gathering documentation, and making sure you don’t miss important deadlines, filing taxes can be a stressful experience for many. As if that wasn’t enough, the seemingly daily barrage of data breaches mean that cyber criminals now have the types of information…

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Elderly woman writing a check unaware of the risks of identity theft.
September 07, 2018

​As mid-term elections loom, you’re probably being deluged with political fundraising requests by mail, phone, or online. Grass-roots fundraising is great, but political donation scams abound, and even if the organization itself is legit, misappropriation is an ongoing issue with political…

​As mid-term elections loom, you’re probably being deluged with political fundraising requests by mail, phone, or online. Grass-roots fundraising is great, but political donation scams abound, and even if the organization itself is legit, misappropriation is an ongoing issue with political…

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I'm a Tax Fraud Victim. What Now?
January 29, 2018

Tax-related identity fraud is increasing. We know this firsthand because every year, from February through late April, the MyIDCare identity recovery team is deluged with calls from members dealing with tax refund scams. In other articles, we’ve talked about the importance of filing your taxes…

Tax-related identity fraud is increasing. We know this firsthand because every year, from February through late April, the MyIDCare identity recovery team is deluged with calls from members dealing with tax refund scams. In other articles, we’ve talked about the importance of filing your taxes…

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Latest Scams
Avoiding Tax Preparer Scams
January 16, 2018

Tax season is upon us, and we hope you plan to stay ahead of identity thieves by filling your taxes early. However, you should be careful who you trust with your tax information, because the wrong move could net you problems with the IRS!​ On its website, the IRS warns taxpayers to be alert to…

Tax season is upon us, and we hope you plan to stay ahead of identity thieves by filling your taxes early. However, you should be careful who you trust with your tax information, because the wrong move could net you problems with the IRS!​ On its website, the IRS warns taxpayers to be alert to…

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What Equifax means for tax fraud
January 09, 2018

For most of us, New Year’s resolutions include goals such as starting a new exercise routine or traveling to someplace on our “bucket list.” This year, you should consider an alternative resolution: file your income taxes early. Thanks to the 2017 Equifax data breach, there’s a higher…

For most of us, New Year’s resolutions include goals such as starting a new exercise routine or traveling to someplace on our “bucket list.” This year, you should consider an alternative resolution: file your income taxes early. Thanks to the 2017 Equifax data breach, there’s a higher…

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In the News
Into the Breach: Your Identity After Equifax
January 02, 2018

The Equifax data breach disclosed in September 2017 exposed the data of over 145 million Americans—almost 60% of the adults in the United States. Considering that 2 in 3 American adults has had their personal information stolen, every single one of us is, or knows someone who has, been affected…

The Equifax data breach disclosed in September 2017 exposed the data of over 145 million Americans—almost 60% of the adults in the United States. Considering that 2 in 3 American adults has had their personal information stolen, every single one of us is, or knows someone who has, been affected…

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October 01, 2017

Most of us breathe a sigh of relief when tax season is over. Unfortunately, the end of tax season no longer means an end to tax worries because identity thieves are working on tax fraud schemes year-round. According to the IRS, taxpayers need to be on constant guard against tax-related identity…

Most of us breathe a sigh of relief when tax season is over. Unfortunately, the end of tax season no longer means an end to tax worries because identity thieves are working on tax fraud schemes year-round. According to the IRS, taxpayers need to be on constant guard against tax-related identity…

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Can You Avoid Identity Theft Scams?
April 20, 2017

If you purchase identity protection, you might think it will prevent you from being a victim of an identity theft scam. But as you’ll see, the reality is more complicated. Identity theft protection is often a wise investment—but don’t let it fool you into a false sense of security. First, it…

If you purchase identity protection, you might think it will prevent you from being a victim of an identity theft scam. But as you’ll see, the reality is more complicated. Identity theft protection is often a wise investment—but don’t let it fool you into a false sense of security. First, it…

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Latest Scams
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April 19, 2017

A guest post by Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center The IRS will begin using four private debt collection firms to recover unpaid taxes, but only after multiple written communications over the course of several years. For years, industry experts have warned the public about the…

A guest post by Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center The IRS will begin using four private debt collection firms to recover unpaid taxes, but only after multiple written communications over the course of several years. For years, industry experts have warned the public about the…

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Become a Cyber Sleuth
February 05, 2017

Have you ever gotten a phone call from the IRS? Probably not, since the IRS rarely calls taxpayers and never does so without first sending a notice in the mail. But in recent years criminals impersonating IRS agents have called about 3,000 people and fooled them into paying more than $14 million.…

Have you ever gotten a phone call from the IRS? Probably not, since the IRS rarely calls taxpayers and never does so without first sending a notice in the mail. But in recent years criminals impersonating IRS agents have called about 3,000 people and fooled them into paying more than $14 million.…

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6 Tips to Avoid Tax ID Theft Scams
January 29, 2017

Tax season is hard enough all by itself, as each year we gather paperwork, file forms, write checks, and wait for refunds. Few of us look forward to the process. But in recent years, the IRS reports that thousands of people have suffered far more than the usual hassles of the season—losing…

Tax season is hard enough all by itself, as each year we gather paperwork, file forms, write checks, and wait for refunds. Few of us look forward to the process. But in recent years, the IRS reports that thousands of people have suffered far more than the usual hassles of the season—losing…

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