Tips to Avoid Tax Season Scams and Receive Your Refund

It’s tax filing season! Every year, it seems like new and innovative ways of siphoning off your tax refund or even your identity are being invented. In 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported a 91% increase in identity theft and tax refund fraud. What do some of these scams look like and how can you protect yourself from them? 

The Cybersecurity for You (C4U) awareness platform looks at some of the most prevalent tax scams currently, and what to be on the look for. 

Also, learn tips and tricks to: 

  • Act if you receive suspicious communications from someone claiming to be the IRS 

  • Report if you suspect you’ve been a victim of identity theft 

  • Ensure your deposit is delivered to YOUR bank account 

Complete the activity and earn points toward security tools and software that can make you even safer. Or use your points to contribute to great Ohio State charities.

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