The Better Business Bureau has some timely advice to protect you from Identity Theft during Tax Time.
The IRS will never text or e-mail you asking for personal information. Beware of ploys that coerce you to click on a link. Those links will likely download a virus or spyware to your computer that will compromise your ID.
Limit giving out your Social Security Number and other personal information. Dispose of mail and other personal documents with a crosscut shredder before throwing away or better yet take advantage of Shred Day.
Always use a legitimate tax preparer and remember that there is a delay this year. Don’t file your taxes until after January 31st.
For more information or to report a scam, call the Better Business Bureau at (256) 850-0719 or (866) 94-BBB19