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It is important to understand how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud, in order to keep yourself, your family and your finances safe.
Following these tips can help keep your computer clean and your personal data secure.
A strong password is the first line of defense for protecting your personal data online. Passwords are necessary for a majority of our online activities, including filing taxes, social networking, online banking, and paying bills. Creating complex and unique passwords helps to keep your information more secure.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is committed to keeping taxpayer information secure and helping to educate and inform taxpayers about potential identity theft and fraud threats. Follow these steps to help protect yourself and your family.
Look for more tips and information regarding scams, phishing emails, and identity theft from the
US Securities and Exchange Commission, the
Federal Trade Commission, and the
Generally, yes, but you should always be mindful of who you allow to access your personal and financial information
Yes! Filing online is the most secure way to file.
Unexpected disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes can occur at any time. It is important to prepare ahead of time to keep your personal and financial information secure.
Phishing (as in “fishing for information” and “hooking” victims) is a scam involving the distribution of e-mail messages to trick taxpayers into revealing personal and financial information which can be used to steal the taxpayer’s identity.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue
does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.
If you believe that you received a phishing email claiming to be from the South Carolina Department of Revenue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Unfortunately, children whose identities have been stolen may not find out until they apply for a student loan or credit card and learn a thief has been using their identity for years. You can protect your child's identity by:
In 2013, the South Carolina Budget and Control Board negotiated a five-year contract to provide free credit protection from CSID to eligible South Carolina residents. Free CSID credit protection ended on October 31, 2018. To continue credit monitoring service on your own, contact your bank to see if they offer credit monitoring or protection services to their customers, or reach out to a reputable credit monitoring company.