Tax-Related Identity Theft
Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. As a result, this could cause your return to be delayed or denied.
There are many practices to prevent becoming a victim of tax-related identity theft. Make sure you pick up mail and drop off outgoing mail at the post office. Shred all documents containing personal information. Also use anti-virus software and strong passwords as safety precautions during internet usage.