Have you taken the necessary steps to protect your personal information from criminals trying to steal your electronic data? Maybe you have been a victim of a scam from someone pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? They may have demanded immediate payment on taxes owed instructing you to give them your credit or debit card information over the phone. The scammer may have even made you think a police officer was coming to arrest you and put you in jail! The IRS has some great information to help you protect your personal information.
The IRS has a tool, Identity Theft Central, that will help you with online access to information about identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals, and businesses.
Take a few moments to read about this very important information on how to be proactive in safe-guarding your personal information from these thieves and to learn about the new tool the IRS has developed.
Click on these links to access the Tax Payer Guide to Identity Theft and learn more about the IRS Identity Theft Central.
Source: Internal Revenue Service