BBB offers Timely Advice to Protect Your Identity

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


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