Protect Yourself During Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week... Written by TW Group, Inc. on Feb 2, 2017
Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your Social Security number. It also can happen when someone uses your Social Security number to get a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return. It has been the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Tax identity thieves get your personal information in a number of ways:
Going through your trash or stealing mail from your ...