Quick Tip: How to prevent identity theft while filing your taxes

Tis the season to file your taxes.

Hopefully you'll get a refund, but I-Team Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles says to beware of identity thieves who will try to claim your refund. These thieves can also use your social security number to get a job.

To prevent this, be sure to:

  • File your return as soon as you can

  • Use a secure electronic connection if you file electronically

  • Contact the Federal Trade Commission if you've been victimized
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