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Most of us dreaded filing our taxes this -- -- yeah.
That's not all we should be worried about it's also prime time for identity -- so how could protect ourselves when filing our taxes let's ask former NYPD detective.
Harry how who's dealt with this.
On a regular hey Terry next morning guys -- why is this such a season for identity theft right now in the dumpster diving digitally grabbing our records -- -- getting this stuff.
Right we'll lose the many different ways that they can get it.
You know there -- these.
Typical tips that you get people out there -- -- this this kind of thing we're going through garbage like you said I -- but a lot of your information is already out there.
You know a lot of people do not guard -- -- security number the date of birth.
Okay and that should be just like a pin number -- and -- That's a tough one because it's already online but.
But -- you have some tips for how we should be extra careful -- of the season forcing you say is filing your taxes as soon as possible why does that help.
Right because we want you to beat the bad guys.
All right so if you can file your taxes as soon as you get UW to lose.
-- -- the less likely that you could become victim of this crime.
So as soon as you get you information just go ahead and file those taxes and this way you beat them and then you won't become a -- A lot of people wait to the last minute go to the post office was not all below -- -- -- so they make sure that its rate by April 15 but you say to do it electronically.
That -- you're beating the thieves even more -- we hear about a sniper attacks wouldn't have been more problematic.
Right we have probably you least likely to get.
Your income tax return did take him somewhere from the Internet.
Right basically when you should do is.
Just file your taxes you know electronically so the information gets -- directly to the IRS not to worry about something installment in the mail.
-- so if you are victims and you file electronically -- kid back automatically now you know that you become a victim you got to contact the IRS.
Time -- they are you say don't give a business your Social Security number when they ask well how do you do -- -- in the bank and asked -- Social Security number are you have to give -- Number sometimes right sometimes you have to in financial instances but let's say you.
I remember all the video clubs from back in the day yet.
I read bmg music I love all that did you know -- a -- -- those places want your Social Security number you didn't have to give it to them.
-- see a lot of information out there there and it's got nothing to do with with finances you don't have to give it to them.
-- -- So I I keep away from given anybody my sister number -- unless it's a bank or some kind of credit Erica so try saying no first and see if they stop asking -- they should you know I mean.
-- the problem here is the more technologically advance we get.
The more vulnerable would become these -- of -- It's like I was wonder why wanna go to RadioShack beating my phone number -- my phone number they don't want your client your -- -- nearby and a cable I don't some dude.
What number four here -- -- -- watch out for attacks prepare who and requires a portion of your previous return or.
Says that we need 2008 we need 2009 -- -- these portions of your return why should he be wary of that don't they wanna have.
In context -- not really like portions you return and I basically what they do is -- say listen now I'll do your taxes and they're not -- just give me 10% of would get back -- of -- taking a percentage glad that they previously and in issues of you're you're new lieutenant.
Okay and what they'll do -- -- inflate your return so that you get -- larger refund.
All right and then six months down the road the -- to take a look at you say hey listen no you weren't supposed to get 5000 dollars back -- was posted -- on the back to you want a flat feet.
Up share what you -- -- for you want to make sure you accounts legitimate you've got to make sure your cap and signs your tax return.
If you got an accountant who will not sign your tax return and you want to do business with -- that's your flag.
Are out of former NYPD detective thanks so much for giving us tips in this tax season thanks guys.
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