Stop ID Theft This Holiday Season

Milwaukee, Wis.– Organizations join forces to help families keep information safe. If Cyber Monday is part of the start to the holiday shopping season, it’s also the beginning of hunting season for ID thieves. The holiday shopping season is the prime time for identity thieves who are trying to steal financial and personal data to drain credit/bank accounts, file fraudulent tax returns and commit other crimes and scams.   That’s why the IRS is joining forces with the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Police Department, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin — and organizations across the country — to kickoff *National Tax Security Awareness Week.* Anchored between the holiday shopping season and the upcoming tax filing season, National Tax Security Awareness Week encourages individuals, businesses and tax professionals to secure their sensitive financial data and protect themselves against identity theft and other scams that tend to peak during this time of year. From Dec. 2 – Dec. 6, in addition to press conferences here and across the country, the IRS and its partners will issue a series of news releases, tax tips and social media posts during this critical time, sharing key messages and basic steps that everyone can take. Any media interested in advanced copies of this material, or that wishes to pursue additional coverage of this topic, please contact Christopher Miller, IRS via the information listed below.

When: Monday, Dec. 2, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.*

Where: Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin

10019 W Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee (South entrance by “BBB signage.” BBB shares space with Summit Credit

Union), (414) 847-6000