In this day and age you can never be to careful in protecting your identity, we even went as far as to buy a shredder for our home, and now here is one more thing to be watchful of: Your Tax Refund.

We all know paying taxes is a necessary evil, but come tax time I know many of us our wringing our hands to get that refund, so be careful. If you are someone who files on your own you may be more at risk, so you need to take precautions.

In the last 3 years Identity theft with tax refunds has jumped almost 30%, that is an insane number. Here are few quick tips :

1.) File early, to beat the Identity Thieves to your refund. The sooner you get it in the quicker it can be processed.

2.) If you are mailing your you tax return do it at a post office, not an unlocked mailbox in front of your house.

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