Financial Education Center

Help Avoid Taxpayer Identity Theft

Identity theft is a major financial concern, especially in the area of tax returns. Millions of tax filers in the past decade have attempted to file electronic income tax returns only to find that someone has already filed a return using their Social Security numbers.

How Can I Protect Myself Against Identity Theft?

The chance that someone will assume your identity to open fraudulent bank or credit accounts is increasing as thieves become more sophisticated. The best way to protect yourself is to try to prevent this from happening in the first place.