Urges Consumers to Beware of Having Identity Theft Stolen as You File Tax Returns

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Credit monitoring services company is helping prevent identity theft by pinpointing some of the top identity theft scams., a leader in credit monitoring services, reminds consumers to be proactive against credit fraud and identity theft scams this tax season.

"When filing taxes, consumers have to gather many documents with highly sensitive information," said Samuel S. Ambrose, Vice President of Marketing and Operations for "Safely managing this personal information and making sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands is critical for preventing identity theft. All consumers need to be aware of identity theft as you file your tax returns."

Tips for Safely Preparing Your Taxes and Preventing Identity Theft as You File Tax Returns:

  •      If you prepare your taxes online, make sure you are using a reputable service because tax information will be stored on their servers. Also, never follow a link you receive in an e-mail as it may lead to identity theft scams.
  •      When using a tax preparer, ensure that they use security measures for preventing identity theft such as using a dedicated computer and locking up documents. Don't hesitate to ask about their privacy policy.
  •      When filing manually, use caution when sending your tax return to the IRS in the mail. Mail your tax documents using a method in which you can track your package.
  •      Beware of e-mails saying they are from the IRS. Normally, the IRS doesn't send e-mails to taxpayers.
  •      Shred any extra copies of documents containing your Social Security number, signature, or account numbers that you may have made to accompany your return.

"We encourage folks to visit's website and our 'frequently asked questions' section to help consumers prevent identity theft and become educated on credit monitoring," said Ambrose.

Since 2004, has specialized in providing credit information, credit monitoring services and information for preventing identity theft to encourages consumers to check their credit report on a regular basis.

Allison Tomek


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