Identity theft and tax fraud

Published: February 12, 2016 by Carrie Janot

A recent Experian survey shows a growing concern over identity theft and tax fraud.

  • 42% of consumers are concerned that someone could access their personal data through their tax return, compared with 35% in 2014 and 38% in 2015
  • 28% of consumers have been a victim or know someone who has been a victim of tax fraud

Tax season is a busy time of year for identity thieves. While consumers should take steps to protect themselves, businesses also need to employ ID theft protection solutions in order to safeguard consumer information.

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