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It's tax refund time!

February 15, 2019

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The good news… you could have a tax refund on the way. The bad news… there are cyber criminals out there who want to steal your money and/or your identity. We want to help you keep your money and identity safe and secure. Here’s some steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft.

  • Keep your computer secure. Use strong passwords, security software, and back up your files regularly.
  • Avoid phishing and malware. Don’t open attachments unless you know who sent them. Use a pop-up blocker.
  • Protect personal information. Don’t share your social security number and shred all tax documents.
Remember – this is the time of year that cyber theft is most rampant. Please educate yourself and protect your personal and financial data online and at home!

Check out these links provided by the IRS and the United States Computer Readiness Team for more ways to stay safe.