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Preventing Tax Identity Theft

Tax Identity

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week (Jan. 29-Feb 2) is a perfect time for consumers just like you to learn what identity theft is and how to protect yourself. Any type of identity theft can disrupt your finances, credit history, and reputation, and take time, money, and patience to resolve.

Often, identity thieves will use a Social Security number, mother’s maiden name, date of birth, or account number to open fraudulent new credit card accounts, charge existing credit card accounts, write share drafts, open share accounts, or obtain new loans. But, do you know how to recognize and prevent from becoming a victim of tax identity theft?

Look at these steps to help you prevent Tax Identity Theft?

  1. Get an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) from the IRS.
  2. Check your mail and credit union account statements every month.
  3. Monitor your credit reports on a regular basis.
  4. Talk to your credit union about the identity theft resources they may offer.
  5. Visit MyCreditUnion.gov for a wide range of informational articles.

If you think someone used your SSN for a tax refund or a job — or the IRS sends you a notice or letter indicating a problem — contact the IRS immediately. Specialists will work with you to get your tax return filed, get you any refund you are due, and protect your IRS account from identity thieves in the future.

To learn more about protecting yourself agains identity theft or view this complete article, visit MyCreditUnion.gov

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Debt Consolidation

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Senior Financial Scams Seminar

Senior Financial Scam

CorePlus to Host “Senior Financial Scams” Seminars

Did you know that out-of-pocket costs associated with senior financial scams and exploitation are estimated at $2.9 billion a year? And that’s on the low side because many cases go unreported.

As the net worth of seniors increases, so does the likelihood they’ll be targeted by con artists trying to strip them of their life savings. Senior scams are on the rise, but with proper prevention and education, we can reverse that trend.

To increase your odds that you or a loved one—or someone in your care—can avoid becoming a victim of financial exploitation, you need to know the facts. Your professional friends at CorePlus Credit Union can help.

FREE informational session dates:

Senior Financial Scams

  • Thursday, January 11 – 12:00pm
    New London Senior Center, 120 Broad Street, New London
  • Thursday, January 18 – 10:45am              
    Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
  • Thursday, February 22 – 12:45pm       
    East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic
  • Tuesday, February 27 – 1:00pm         
    Lyme/OL Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme

All seminars are FREE and open to the public. At the seminar, you’ll find out how big the problem of financial exploitation is, who’s committing the crime, common examples of senior scams, how to recognize signs of abuse, what the long-term effects of exploitation are, how to prevent it, and where to go for help.

RSVP to [email protected], call Susan Dombrowski, Member Experience Liaison at 860-886-0576 x 3171 or stop by any CorePlus Credit Union branch to register. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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