IRS using new security measures to help protect against tax-related identity theft scams

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IRS commissioner Chuck Rettig put out a video highlighting safety and security of Americans entering the 2021 tax season.

“Identity thieves and fraudsters are working overtime trying to use COVID-19 to scam you,” he said.

For 2021, the IRS and its partners is providing an identity protection PIN known only to the individual and the IRS. All online tax providers are also offering multi-factor authentication.

Retigg encourages the use of anti-virus software, strong passwords, vigilance when it comes to emails and password-protected home WiFi.

He also said to look for https in a website address rather than just http.

Author: Jacob Hall