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4 Ways to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Tax Identity Theft

2018-02-15T18:09:48+00:00

Tomorrow is the start of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, a national public awareness campaign sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). To support this campaign, below, we have pointed out some of the most effective ways that consumers can combat tax identity theft and avoid becoming victims. How Tax Identity Theft Commonly Occur In order to avoid becoming a victim of tax identity theft, it’s first important to understand how this type of identity theft usually occurs. In general, tax identity theft happens when thieves get ahold of someone’s personal information, including their social security number (SSN), and use [...]

4 Ways to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Tax Identity Theft2018-02-15T18:09:48+00:00

What to Do When You Don’t Recognize a Debt: 5 Steps to Take

2018-02-15T18:21:36+00:00

Each year in the U.S., debt collectors contact consumers about a billion times seeking repayment of some outstanding debt. While some of the debts triggering this contact may be valid, not all of them will be. Also, not all parties who claim they are owed some debt will be legitimate debt collectors. Knowing what to do when you come across a fishy debt and/or a new debt collector asking you to pay on debt you don’t recognize can be the key to protecting your hard-earned money. Confronted with Suspicious Debt? Here’s What You Can Do… Identify the debt collector – [...]

What to Do When You Don’t Recognize a Debt: 5 Steps to Take2018-02-15T18:21:36+00:00