On Wednesday, Jan. 27, VA partnered with the Federal Trade Commission to discuss ways Veterans and their beneficiaries can combat tax identity theft. The chat was hosted on Twitter during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. By searching the hashtag #VeteranIDTheft, you can look back on the conversation.
Here are some of the top questions and answers from the chat.
What is tax identity theft and how does it affect Veterans?
What harm can be done to victims of identity theft?
What steps should Veterans take if they find themselves victims of identity theft?
VA’s More Than a Number identity protection program provides information to educate Veterans and their beneficiaries on how to protect themselves from identity theft. You can visit the website to find a wide range of information on identity theft, how to spot it, ways to prevent it and what to do if you suspect you are a victim.