According to the US-Cert Website, it’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week January 29 to February 2.
Many federal agencies are urging businesses and consumers alike to be vigilant against Identity Theft scams involving your tax documents and returns. The US-Cert is offering information and resources to help consumers learn to protect themselves from tax-related identity theft and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposter scams.
According to the US-Cert Website the NCCIC/US-CERT encourage consumers to review IRS publication “Taxes.Security.Together.” and NCCIC/US-CERT Tip Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft. Users can also participate in a series of free webinars and chats on avoiding tax identity theft, hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, IRS, Department of Veterans Affairs, and others.