Talk with your family about safety online and at home

By | January 3, 2016
For families with children and elderly parents, it is important to make sure that all protect your personal information online and at home. It may be time to have “the conversation”. The IRS and state tax departments and tax industry have joined to combat identity theft related to taxes. Our motto: taxes. Security. United. Working in partnership with you we can make a difference.
Especially in families that use the same computer, must warn it students not to disable any existing protection program and not open emails electronic suspects. Also are you must instruct embedded links will not open or download documents attachments in e-mails from unknown sources.

Identity thieves are just one of many predators lurking on the internet

Identity thieves are just one of many predators lurking on the internet. The actions of a user’s computer can infect the team from all the other users. This is a concern when it comes to personal financial or tax information. Note the children not to share too much personal information on social networks. Share information about your address, a new family car or a new work from one of the parents provide thieves a window with additional information they need to impersonate you.

Elderly parents are ideal prey for identity thieves

Elderly parents are ideal prey for identity thieves. If they are browsing the internet, you may need the same conversation about online safety, avoiding strategies of email spam (spam) and not sharing too much information on social networks. It may also need routine support to make someone see charges on their credit cards and withdrawals of funds from their financial accounts. Credit cards that are not used must be canceled. You must make an annual review of your credit reports by visiting to make sure that robbers have not opened new accounts and reviewing the Social Security Administration account to be sure that there is no excessive income to accumulate in their accounts.
Elderly people are especially vulnerable to phone scams and the pressure of imposters posing as legitimate organizations, including service of internal taxes (IRS), and demanding payments for debts that do not have. The IRS never threaten to demands or imprisonment or be required to use a certain method of payment, such as a debit card. Impostors try to trick elderly people, telling them that they have won a prize in a contest or a relative to need money–anything to persuade him to give their personal information as their SSNs or financial account information.