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IRS Offers Identity Theft & Scam Webinar

The Internal Revenue Service is offering a free webinar on Scams and ID Theft.  The IRS and the Federal Trade Commission are sponsoring the program designed to help everyone recognize and combat tax scams and tax-related identity theft.

The program will also explain how you can receive an added layer of identity protection by applying for an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) from the IRS.

The one-hour webinar will take place on Wednesday at 1:00 pm local time, and is open to all.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Common consumer and tax-related identity theft scams.
  • Methods for reporting and recovering from identity theft.
  • How identity thieves trick their victims into providing personally identifiable and financial information.
  • IRS’s Identity Protection Personal Identification Number Program.
  • How to avoid unscrupulous tax return preparers.
  • Resources to protect against identity thieves.
  • How the Security Summit is working to protect taxpayers.

To register for the webinar, visit the Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration page on