“Protect Your Identity”
Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, identity thieves seek out unsuspecting victims. If you’ve had the misfortune of being an identity theft victim, following these important steps can help minimize the potential resulting damage.
Avoid Phishing Scams
Some identity thieves send emails that appear to be from the IRS in an attempt to get you to give up your personal information. In fact, the IRS generally does not contact taxpayers by e-mail. If you get an e-mail that claims to be from the IRS, do not reply or click any links. Instead, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.