This year’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 25-29

This year’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 25-29

It’s tax season, and you know what that means: identity thieves who want to steal your tax refund are at work. Find out how to stop them during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 25-29.

The FTC and its partners are hosting a series of events to help you understand tax identity theft, how to minimize your risk of becoming a victim, and what to do if thieves have stolen your tax refund. Check these out:

January 26, 2 p.m. – an FTC webinar for consumers, co-hosted AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and Tax Aide Program. Learn how tax identity theft happens and what you can do if it happens to you.
January 27, 11 a.m. – the FTC and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host a Twitter chat with information about tax identity theft for veterans. Join the conversation at #VeteranIDTheft.
January 27, 2 p.m. – the FTC, TIGTA and the VA will host a webinar with information about tax identity theft for veterans.
January 28, 1 p.m. – the FTC and the IRS will co-host a webinar with information to help victims of tax identity theft.
January 29, 2 p.m. – the FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center will co-host a Twitter chat about tax ID theft. Join the conversation at #IDTheftChat.
Help promote awareness about tax identity theft. We have free resources to share in your community. Want to know more about identity theft in general? Visit www.IdentityTheft.gov, the government’s one-stop resource to help identity theft victims recover.

by Rosario Méndez
Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

Categories: News in English, U.S.

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