Identity Theft, Fraud, Could Rise as E-filing Becomes ‘New Normal’

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About 70% of all taxpayers used the government’s e-file service to file taxes in 2010, which means that 43 million people filed their taxes by snail mail last year. However, the IRS may eventually require all taxpayers to file online. In light of this potential change, check out this article on MSNBC – which points out that “spam email inquiries asking about sensitive information…tend to heat up especially during tax season.” The article shares helpful steps to ensure you are safeguarding your online protection during tax season.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi’s manager of digital content strategy.