Don’t Let Your Tax Return Get Stolen
Tax filing season is now open across the U.S. and a local woman has a warning for those getting ready to file.
According to an OurQuadCities.com story, Dawn Berta of Bettendorf had her 2015 tax return stolen.
It's a problem that's been in the national spotlight recently after several high-profile hacks of companies like Equifax.
Experts say a social security number is all thieves need to file on your behalf. Victims of a hack risk of having their refunds stolen leaving them out thousands of dollars in some cases.
The IRS recommends filing your return as early as possible to prevent theft.