Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 28 to February 1. This annual campaign aims to help consumers be more informed about protecting themselves from tax-related identity theft and scams. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone steals a Social Security number and uses it to claim a tax refund or get a job.
We’ve assembled some useful resources to help our customers to be more aware of potential tax and identity scams:
- To learn more about tax related scams, knowing the warning signs and steps to take if you become a victim
- For tips on how to keep your computer secure, avoid phishing and malware and protect your personal information
- Contact info for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue
- For more information on phishing, other suspicious IRS-related communications including phone or fax scams, or additional guidance released by Treasury/IRS and DHS/NCCIC, visit: