Criminals use many methods to steal personal information from taxpayers.
Online PR News – 01-April-2010 – – They can use your information to steal your identity and file a tax return in order to receive a refund. Tax schemes are illegal and can lead to imprisonment and fines for both scam artists and taxpayers. Taxpayers pulled into these schemes must repay unpaid taxes, plus interest and penalties. Taxpayers should choose carefully when preparing their taxes.
"Scam artists will try to mislead consumers by telling them they are entitled to a tax refund and that they must reveal personal information to claim it." said Alena Pastuch CEO of Idendego. "Criminals use the information they get to steal the victim's identity, access bank accounts, run up credit-card charges or apply for loans in the victim's name." she added.
Phishing is a tactic used by scam artists to trick unsuspecting victims into revealing personal or financial information online. Tax impersonation schemes flourish during the filing season and can take the form of e-mails, tweets or phony Web sites. Taxpayers who receive suspicious e-mails should not open any attachments or click on any of the links in the e-mail.
About Idendego Inc.
Idendego Inc. is committed to the development and marketing of state-of-the-art digital ID protection software for personal and business applications, including mobile phone programs designed to keep track of children and business software designed to protect against online ID theft. Headed-up by CEO, Alena Marie Pastuch, Idendego is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.