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IRS launches Identity Theft Central

The Internal Revenue Service recently launched Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses.

Identity Theft Central is available 24/7 at irs.gov/identitytheft. It is a resource on how to report identity theft, how taxpayers can protect themselves against phishing, online scams and more.

 From this special page, people can get specific information including:

  • Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft, including what to do if someone becomes a victim of identity theft
  • Identity Theft Information for Tax Professionals, including knowing responsibilities under the law
  • Identity Theft Information for Businesses, including how to recognize the signs of identity theft 

The page also features videos on key topics that can be used by taxpayers or partner groups. The new page includes warning signs for phishing email scams and steps for people to protect their computer and phone.

Source: IRS.gov.

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