Tax season thieves are after W-2 details

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TAX SEASON THIEVES ARE AFTER W-2 DETAILS

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Tax Tuesday: Identity Theft Prevention Reminders From BBB

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Anchorage, Alaska – Feb. 5, 2013 – With tax season in progress, identity thieves know that W-2s are now in mailboxes, vehicles and other unsecured locations.

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Some tax forms contain personal identifiers such as Social Security numbers and birthdates—which thieves can use to steal identities. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington reminds employees to securely transport and store sensitive paperwork:

-         Lock important items in file cabinets or safes.

-         Don’t leave paperwork unattended in vehicles or offices.

-         Pick up mail quickly if secured mailboxes or P.O. boxes are not an option.

 

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BBB offers more identity theft prevention tips at akorww.bbb.org/identity-theft-prevention.

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Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington: For 100 years, BBB has been advancing marketplace trust. BBB is a neutral not-for-profit organization that helps consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. For more information on ethical business standards, BBB Accreditation, BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, complaints, events and anti-fraud tips, contact BBB or visit bbb.org.



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