Protect your personal data. Be alert and pay attention to suspicious calls, e-mails, texts or letters asking for personal information such as: bank information, SSN, etc. Contact us if you are being asked for personal information, we can advise you the steps to avoid Fraud and Identity Theft. For your own protection we can’t provide social security numbers or personal information over the phone. For any information you must request an appointment and come in person to our office. Thank you for your consideration and understanding that prevent frauds and risk for our Company and your personal information too.
“If you are a victim of identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission recommends these steps:
- File a complaint with the FTC at identitytheft.gov.
- Contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a ‘fraud alert’ on your credit records:
- Equifax, www.Equifax.com, 800-525-6285
- Experian, www.Experian.com, 888-397-3742
- TransUnion, www.TransUnion.com, 800-680-7289
- Contact your financial institutions, and close any financial or credit accounts opened without your permission or tampered with by identity thieves.
If your SSN is compromised and you know or suspect you are a victim of tax-related identity theft, the IRS recommends these additional steps:
- Respond immediately to any IRS notice; call the number provided.
- Complete IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, if your efiled return rejects because of a duplicate filing under your SSN or you are instructed to do so. Use a fillable form at IRS.gov, print, then attach the form to your return and mail according to instructions”.
(Source IRS Website)