identity theft

Use Your Credit Reports to Your Advantage

April is Financial Literacy Month so sit back and catch up on your reading by learning how to get your credit reports and use them to your advantage! Getting a free copy of your credit report is easy. You simply order them annually from the three major credit bureaus–Equifax, Experian and TransUnion by visiting AnnualCreditReport.com […]

How to Avoid Identity Theft During Tax Season

Consumers should protect themselves against online identity theft and other scams that increase during and linger after the filing season. Such scams may appropriate the name, logo, or other appurtenances of the IRS or U.S. Department of the Treasury to mislead taxpayers into believing the communication is legitimate.  Scams involving the impersonation of the IRS […]

Traveling for the Holidays? Beware of Identity Theft

  It’s that time of year again; the time when many people start planning to visit the family or enjoy a well-deserved rest. But criminals never rest and they could be planning to steal your identity. While you make travel arrangements and prepare for holiday shopping, your daily life generally becomes busier – and this […]

10 Things You Should Know About Identity Theft

Criminals use many methods to steal personal information from taxpayers. They can use your information to steal your identity and file a tax return in order to receive a refund. Here are ten things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of a scam artist. Identity […]