Monday, April 13, 2015
Claim Your IRS.com Profile to Help Prevent Identity Theft
There's been many reports in the news about scammers pretending to the IRS harassing taxpayers for money with threats of arrest or deportation. There is a new scam where identity thieves will break into the IRS website to request copies of your tax return transcripts and income reports. Once the hackers get access to the IRS website, they can access your W-2 and 1099s for the last ten years. Avoid this scam by claiming your profile first by accessing this IRS website. You don't have to get a transcript. You just have to claim your IRS online account so bad guys can't do it. Of course, you should use really long passwords to stymie the bad guys.