As the world grows evermore interconnected and dependent on technology, the risks of identity theft and diversion of personal (and company) assets increases as well. And, it seems that there is always an uptake in these nefarious activities around the holiday season and around tax time.
That’s right: tax time. Tax-related identity theft is a huge problem. In fact, the IRS acknowledged that it paid roughly $5.2 billion in ID-theft-related refunds on 2013 returns….