Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Protecting Your Identity When Preparing and Filing Your Tax Returns

This is the time of year when personal, tax-related information is prepared and forwarded as part of the tax filing process – thereby putting much sensitive data potentially at risk of loss and theft. I tend to agree with those who believe that most American taxpayers now are careful to properly shred their paperwork with sensitive information before disposing of it.  However, given the huge proliferation of criminal schemes and high-tech scams designed to pilfer and misuse the personal information of millions of victims, it’s very clear that shredding alone is not nearly enough to protect our personal identity and funds.The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook: Everyone's Identity Has Already Been Stolen - Learn What You Can Do About It