A recent IRS article says that an identity theft crackdown is sweeping across the nation (read article here External Link).  What do you need to know to protect yourself from identity theft?  To keep it simple:

  • Keep your personal information secure
  • Don’t give out personal data
  • Protect your social security card and computers
  • Check your credit report every year
  • Review bank and credit card statements
  • Report any incidents of identity theft
  • Beware of phishing schemes

I’ve scanned two documents issued by the IRS and made them available for you to read/print here: