Haven’t filed your taxes yet? Watch out for this

Scammers may have filed them for you.
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Protect against AI tax fraud with LifeLock

Tax season is once again upon us, and this year there's a new wrinkle: AI-powered scams. Cybercriminals are using this sophisticated technology to generate fake images and videos to impersonate taxpayers and steal refunds.

  • Why this matters: According to The National Taxpayer Advocate, it can take a whopping 19 months to get your refund back if you fall victim to tax identity theft.
  • How it works: Scammers steal your personal information (pictures, address, etc.) and file a fake tax return before you do. AI helps them create more convincing forgeries and bypass security measures.

An identity theft protection service like LifeLock can monitor for suspicious activity related to your Social Security number and other personal information, so you can be aware of potential risks for tax fraud.

LifeLock can help by:

  • Monitoring for misuse of your Social Security number
  • Alerting you to potential threats
  • Assisting with identity restoration if you become a victim

This tax season, keep your identity private with LifeLock.

Click here to learn more.

LifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses.

No one can prevent all identity theft or cybercrime.

Mike Ayers

Sincerely,
Mike Ayers
Executive Editor

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