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

Consumer alerts and tax scams

YouTube-housed videos related to identity theft

YouTube-housed 'Security Awareness Tips' from State Tax Agency Chiefs

Fact Sheets

  • FS-2016-4, How New Identity Security Changes May Affect Taxpayers for 2016
  • FS-2016-3, IRS Identity Theft Victim Assistance: How It Works
  • FS-2016-2, IRS, States and Tax Industry Urge Taxpayers to Join the Effort to Combat Identity Theft
  • FS-2016-1, IRS, States and Tax Industry Combat Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts
  • FS-2015-24, Tax Return Preparers: Data Thefts and Protecting Client Tax Information
  • FS-2015-23, IRS, States and Industry Partners Provide Update on Collaborative Fight Against Tax-Related Identity Theft


Press Releases

  • IR-2016-05, IRS Ready to Start 2016 Tax Season; Encourages use of and e-File; Works with States, Industry on Identity Theft Refund Fraud
  • IR-2016-04, Identity Theft Video Series Available; Special Series to Help Taxpayers Avoid Pitfalls and Stay Safe Online
  • IR-2015-129, IRS, States and Tax Industry Announce New Steps to Help Public to Protect Personal Tax Data
  • IR-2015-117, IRS, States, Industry Continue Progress to Protect Taxpayers from Identity Theft
  • IR-2015-114, IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to South Carolina Flood Victim Relief
  • IR-2015-99, IRS Warns Taxpayers to Guard Against New Tricks by Scam Artists; Losses Top $20 Million
  • IR-2015-87, IRS, Industry, States Take New Steps Together to Fight Identity Theft, Protect Taxpayers
  • IR-2015-62, Don’t be Fooled, Phone Scams Continue to Be Serious Threat Nationwide
  • IR-2015-54, Taxpayers Receiving Identity Verification Letter Should Use
  • IR-2015-37, IRS’s Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions; Part of Ongoing Efforts to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud
  • IR-2015-31, IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam; Don’t Click on Strange Emails or Links Seeking Updated Information
  • IR-2015-07, Identity Theft a Major Concern on the IRS Annual "Dirty Dozen" List of Tax Scams to Avoid
  • IR-2014-53, IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam
  • IR-2014-50, IRS Intensifies Work on Identity Theft and Refund Fraud; Criminal Investigation Enforcement Actions Underway Across the Nation
  • IR-2014-39, IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme Falsely Claiming to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • IR-2014-5, Watch Out for Tax Scams as Filing Season Opening Nears
  • IR-2013-84, IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
  • IR-2013-34, IRS Expands Law Enforcement Assistance Program on Identity Theft to 50 States
  • IR-2013-33, IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013
  • IR-2013-17, IRS Intensifies National Crackdown on Identity Theft January 2013
  • 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

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