January 25-29 is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week and Veterans can learn how to protect themselves from being the victims of tax identity theft by joining VA and its partners in an online discussion. VA’s Identity Safety Service, the Office of Information Security and VA Privacy Service, along with the Federal Trade Commission and Treasury Inspector General of Trade Administration will host a Twitter chat on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. EST.
Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. The Twitter chat will discuss the importance of identity safety during the upcoming tax season, as well as tips to remaining vigilant year round.
The online discussion is part of VA’s More Than a Number identity protection program, which serves to provide information to educate Veterans and their beneficiaries on how to protect themselves from identity theft.
Join us Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. EST on Twitter. Use the hashtag #VeteranIDTheft to follow along or ask questions. Please note, in order to ask questions during the Twitter chat you will need to have a Twitter account. If you do not already, you can sign up for one for free at www.twitter.com.