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Helpful resources: Publications, articles, YouTube videos and other identity theft related outreach

YouTube housed videos related to identity theft


Fact Sheets

  • FS-2013-4, IRS Criminal Investigation efforts is available on IRS fact sheet
  • FS-2013-3, Tips for Taxpayers, Victims about Identity Theft and Tax Returns
  • FS-2013-2, IRS Combats Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts
  • FS-2012-7, Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
  • FS-2008-09, Identity Theft E-mail Scams a Growing Problem


Press Releases

  • IR-2012-29 - Tax Scam Warning: Beware of Phony Refund Scheme Abusing Popular College Tax Credit; Senior Citizens, Working Families and Church Members Are Targets
  • IR-2012-23 - IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012
  • IR-2011-73 - IRS Urges Taxpayers to Avoid Becoming Victims of Tax Scams
  • IR-2009-71 - IRS Alerts Public to New Identity Theft Scams

Tax Tips

  • 2012-03 - Seven Tips to Help Taxpayers Avoid Phony Refund Schemes Abusing Popular College Tax Credit
  • 2012-02 - Dirty Dozen Tax Scams
  • 2012-01 - Top Tips Every Taxpayer Should Know about Identity Theft
  • 2012-08 - Don’t be Scammed by Cyber Criminals

Additional resources

  • IR-2013-17, IRS Intensifies National Crackdown on Identity Theft; Part of Wider Effort to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud
  • Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft: One-page guide for identity theft victims
  • How to report and identify phishing, email scams and bogus IRS Web sites.
  • If you have tried to resolve a tax problem with the IRS and are still experiencing economic harm, you may be eligible for Taxpayer Advocate Service assistance.
  • Internal Revenue Manual 10.5.3 (Identity Protection Program) - Procedural guidance on issues related to identity theft
  • If you do not prepare your own return, be careful in choosing your tax return preparer.
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