Tax return fraud has a multibillion-dollar payday. It starts with thieves exploiting personal information stolen in a data breach or purchased on the dark web. Last September’s Equifax data breach exposed the social security numbers and other key personal data of 143 million Americans – giving hackers a wealth of information that may let them attempt fraudulent tax return filings for years to come.
Identity theft can cause havoc on your taxes AND your credit scores and reports. Thieves wreck your credit by causing multiple inquiries, opening up new lines of credit and running up excessive debt in your name. The best way to stop them is consistently monitoring your reports and acting on alerts to suspicious activity.
Use ScoreSense® this tax season to start monitoring your credit and other personal data.
- ScoreSense provides unlimited access to all three credit scores, reports and monthly updates from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax in one convenient place. This makes it easy for you to check for unauthorized activity that could indicate misuse of your personal information – and stay informed about exactly where you stand and why.
- ScoreSense monitors your credit report, every day, for suspicious activity. When a key change occurs that raises a red flag, you’ll get a ScoreSense email alert. You’ll find out exactly what happened, what it means, and possible next steps to take to protect your credit. Then, if you suspect identity theft, it’s time to consider a Fraud Alert, Security Freeze or Credit Lock.
- With ScoreSense, you can talk one-on-one with a Credit Specialist whenever you call. Your Credit Specialist can talk you through the differences between a Fraud Alert, Security Freeze and Credit Lock, and discuss the steps you can take to protect your credit.
- ScoreSense covers you with up to $1,000,000 in Identity Theft Insurance®. This will help offset the cost of restoring your credit and good name.
Today, more than ever, the cost of leaving any of your information “unmonitored” is simply too high. Let ScoreSense help stay formed and protected by alerting you to suspicious activity on your credit reports.