Identity Theft Protection

Filing Tax Returns

How to Report Tax Return Fraud

Here are some important tips on How to file for tax return fraud, for shoppers and merchants.

What do I do if the thief is using my identity to file tax returns?


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

(http://www.irs.gov/privacy/article/0,,id=186436,00.html) is responsible for administering and enforcing tax laws. If you believe someone has assumed your identity to file federal Income Tax Returns, or to commit other tax fraud, call toll-free: 1-800-829-0433. Victims of identity theft who are having trouble filing their returns should call the IRS Taxpayer Advocates Office, toll-free: 1-877-777-4778.

Source: FTC

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit www.ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Visit our Credit Card Fraud section for useful information.


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