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Child Tax Credit scammers are still reaching out

Emily Wu
Many people have gotten their advance Child Tax Credit payments this year, but scammers are taking advantage of this new program to try to trick you out of money or information. They’re pretending to
Consumer Alert

What to do when someone steals your identity

Traci Armani
Did someone use your personal information to open up a new mobile account or credit card? Or maybe buy stuff with one of your existing accounts? Or did they file for unemployment or taxes in your name
Consumer Alert

Economic impact payment fix for 50,000 eligible spouses

Karen Hobbs
Are you married to someone who owes past-due child support? Was your portion of the economic impact payment (“EIP”) mistakenly applied to pay your spouse’s debt? If so, you’re not alone. In mid
Consumer Alert

Economic impact payments for U.S. citizens abroad

Seena Gressin
Are you a United States citizen living abroad? For millions of expatriates, help from home is on the way in the form of COVID-19 economic impact payments. Unfortunately, scammers also are on the way
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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is coming

Seena Gressin
‘Tis the season when the tidings come in envelopes stamped “Important Tax Return Document Enclosed.” Yes, it’s tax filing season, and the season’s Grinches are the tax identity thieves and government
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Fight back against tax identity theft

Seena Gressin
It’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week – a terrific time to get up to date on protecting yourself from identity thieves who try to claim your tax refund and imposters who pretend they’re from the IRS
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A new way to report tax identity theft

Seena Gressin
Identity theft is hard enough. That’s why we keep working to make recovering from it easier. It’s also why we’re happy to let you know about an innovative project by the FTC and IRS that lets people
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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week starts today

Seena Gressin
Today is the start of both the FTC’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week and the IRS’s tax filing season. What better time to find out how to reduce the risk that you or someone you know will become a
Consumer Alert

Protecting yourself against tax identity theft

Seena Gressin
It’s tax season and tax identity thieves are eager to claim your tax refund as their own. Find out how to stop them during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 29-February 2. The FTC and its