Cybersecurity Awareness: Tax Identity Theft

Cybersecurity Awareness
January 24, 2019

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. This annual campaign aims to help consumers be more informed about protecting themselves from tax-related identity theft and scams. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone steals a Social Security number and uses it to claim a tax refund or get a job. 

All are encouraged to review the following publications and security tips:

Taxes. Security. Together
Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft
IRS and NCCIC Caution Users:  Prepare for Heightened Phishing Risk This Tax Season

Contact Mike Wilson at mikewilson@cwi.edu or 208.562.3193 with questions or for more information, and stay tuned for more tips and information on cybersecurity awareness in future issues of Bert’s Alerts.