Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

 

Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. Contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) immediately if it sends you a notice saying its records show:

  • you were paid by an employer you don't know
  • more than one tax return was filed using your Social Security number

Learn how to reduce the chance you’ll be a victim and find out what to do if you are during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018. The Federal Trade Commision (FTC) and its partners are hosting a series of free webinars and Twitter chats.

Monday, Jan. 29

2 p.m. ET: The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center co-host a webinar for consumers. Learn about tax-related identity theft and IRS imposter scams, their financial and emotional impact, how to protect yourself, and how to recover if you become a victim. 

Tuesday, Jan. 30

2:30 p.m. ET: The FTC, AARP Fraud Watch Network, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration host a webinar on tax identity theft and IRS imposter scams. Learn how tax identity theft and IRS imposter scams occur, how to avoid them, recovery steps for victims, and about free resources for you and your community.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

11 a.m. ET: The FTC and the Department of Veterans Affairs co-host a Twitter chat for service members, veterans, and their families. Learn how to minimize your risk of tax identity theft, and what to do if it happens to you. Join the conversation at #VeteranIDTheft. 

Thursday, Feb. 1

1 p.m. ET: The FTC and IRS offer a webinar for small businesses: Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Data—Practical Identity Safety Practices for Your Business. Learn about tax-related identity theft, imposter scams that target businesses, practical cybersecurity practices for small business, data breach response, and free resources for your business, employees and customers.
3 p.m. ET: The FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center co-host a Twitter chat about protecting yourself against tax-related identity theft. Get to know the warning signs, how to reduce the chance of becoming a victim, and how to recover if it happens to you. Join the conversation at #IDTheftChat.

For information about identity theft in general, visit the FTC's ID Theft resource page.

 
 
 

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