Tag: social security number

Looking for information about Social Security? Make sure you’re going to the right place. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is warning that it’s found Twitter handles, Facebook pages, websites and apps that look official but aren...

Tax ID thieves are ready — are you?Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job, and it’s one of the fastest growing forms of identity theft in the U.S. You might find out it’s happened when...

Like helping people avoid scams? Then you might like to know that the FTC has named Jan. 13-17 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, and will host national events like a webinar and Twitter chat, in English and Spanish, as well as regional events.Tax...

Tax season is here. It’s time to get your files and forms in order. You may be well-versed in W-2s and 1099’s, but do you know that an identity thief can mess up your tax files or even get to your tax refund before you can file for it?...

Did you know that an identity thief could use your Social Security number to get a job, or the tax refund that should be yours?Tax season is in full swing. Identity thieves can use a stolen Social Security number to apply for a job or file for a tax...

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, your Social Security number, or some other personal, financial, or medical information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. Online threats like phishing, malware, or hacking...

An unexpected message from the IRS could be a tip off that an identity thief is misusing your Social Security number. Contact the IRS if you receive a notice that: more than one tax return was filed using your Social Security number IRS...