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INFOSEC focuses on the discovery of cyber threats, characterization and attribution of those threats, creation and sharing of situational awareness, and the development of mitigation strategies.
January 30-February 3, 2017
It’s tax season once again and The Federal Trade Commission in conjunction your COB Cyber Security Team would like to make you aware of ways to protect your (PII) Personal Identity Information and social security number from unauthorized use or access.
Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Here are some tips to reduce the risk of being a victim of tax identity theft:
Always protect your Social Security number or Medicare card number: don’t give it out unless you have to, and always ask why it’s needed, how it’s going to be used, and how it will be stored.
Shred old taxes returns you’re no longer required to keep, as well as draft returns, extra copies, and calculation sheets.
Ask for recommendations and research tax preparers before you turn your personal information over to them.
If you’re a victim of identity theft, visit IdentityTheft.gov to report it and get a personal recovery plan.
Did someone misuse your Social Security number to file for a tax refund or get a job? Did a stranger claim your child as a dependent? Has a caller claiming to be from the IRS demanded you wire money right away? Learn about tax-related identity theft, IRS imposter scams and what you can do about them -- in free webinars and other events during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week.
Additional information on how to protect yourself from tax identity theft can be found at this link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0029-tax-identity-theft-awareness-week .