Did you know tax identity fraud is one of the fastest growing types of scams, impacting thousands of Americans each year? In 2015, thieves used fraudulent tax and wage information to defraud nearly a quarter million of Americans, making this kind of identity fraud the fastest-growing type of identity theft.
The best thing you can do to prevent it is file your taxes as soon as possible in order to block fraudsters from beating you to it. The National Consumers League has created a series of Daily Tax Tip videos to help consumers file their taxes painlessly. Click on the video above to get our tips for avoiding tax fraud, or watch other videos about:
- Why you shouldn't wait to file
- Filing for free through IRS’ Free File program
- Visiting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
- The tax credit that can get you a bigger refund