Avoid Scams, Frauds & Identify Theft
SCAM ALERT! - IRS Warns of New E-Mail and Telephone Scams Using the IRS Name; Advance Payment Scams Starting
Be aware that identity thieves are already pushing scams involving the stimulus payments. At least one telephone scam is making the rounds using the proposed rebates as bait. Always exercise extreme caution when giving out your personal information. To learn more about rebate scams and how to protect yourself, click here.
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AVOID ID THEFT
Click here to visit the FTC ID Theft website to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft – and learn what to do if their identity is stolen. Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, as well as how to prevent problems in the first place. Law enforcement can get resources and learn how to help victims of identity theft. Click here to see a 10 minutes video.