The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today shared five ways for taxpayers to protect their private information online.
The effort to help safeguard sensitive data coincides with National Tax Security Awareness Week, which runs through December 7.
Taxpayers contact the Tax Department year-round to report fraud and identity theft. These simple steps can help taxpayers protect their tax information online, avoid identity theft, and prevent tax fraud and related crimes.
Bonus tip: Be careful what you post on social media. The information and photos you share—including current and past addresses, or names of relatives—can provide scammers possible answers to your security questions or otherwise help them access your accounts.
For more information, or to report scams, fraud, and identity theft, please visit here.