Tax season is upon us. And you know what that means: filling endless paperwork and hopefully getting some refunds. But what most people don’t think about is how to stay safe during this time of the year.
Identity theft is a concern. According to the IRS, identity theft cases involving tax fraud have increased 62% from last year. And with more and more people filing their returns online (last year 80% of Americans did so) this could be a growing issue.
So how can you stay safe during this tax season?
Internet security firm Kaspersky Labs has some advice to avoid getting in trouble and being hacked — which could potentially lead you to lose money.
Check out the infographic below to see the what “dos and don’ts” you need to keep in mind.
Infographic courtesy of Kaspersky Labs
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