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Avoid tax-related ID theft

Created: 03/10/2014 10:26 AM WHEC.com

Criminals are banking on you not paying close attention to your tax return.

The Federal Trade Commission says tax-related identity theft accounts for more than 40-percent of all ID theft complaints.

Here are some tips to help you protect yourself:

  • File electronically -- as long as it's on a private computer with a secure internet connection, it's the fastest and safest way to send in your tax return.
  • If you still send in paper documents, use certified mail.
  • Make sure your tax preparer is legitimate.
  • Check your mailbox daily during tax season to make sure sensitive information doesn't get into the wrong hands.




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