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​​SCDOR Identity Verification Quiz and Individual Code Verification

You may receive a letter from the SCDOR asking you to complete either the Identity Verification Quiz or Individual Code Verification after filing your return. This is just another step we are taking to ensure that fraudsters are not using your information to file a false return and ​steal your refund.

 Learn more about identity verification notices from the SCDOR.

2022 Security Stats

​74% of all data breaches involve the human element – including errors, misuse of privileges, stolen credentials, or some form of social engineering.6 That means most cybercrime is usually preventable. But when fraud happens, the impact can be tremendous. Take a look at the effects of various cybercrimes throughout our country and state in 2022.

USA map icon shape$5.7 billion

of tax fraud was identified by the IRS.1

USA map icon shape300,497

phishing complaints were reported in 2022, resulting in $52 million lost.​2

USA map icon shape68%

increase in reports of government impersonation call center fraud.2

USA map icon shape60+ year-olds

are the most vulnerable to internet scams, with over $3.1 billon in reported losses.2

USA map icon shape$6.92 million

was lost to IRS impersonator scams.3


USA map icon shape150%

increase in phishing attacks were reported each year from 2019 to 2022​.4

South Carolina map shape#7

South Carolina ranks as the 7th highest state for fraud reports per 100k citizens.5

South Carolina map shape#9

South Carolina ranks as the 9th highest state for ID Theft reports per 100k citizens​.5

USA map icon shape$75.9 million

in total fraud-related losses were​ reported.5​​

South Carolina map shape$100,256,530

in total losses were reported ​due to internet crime reported by South Carolinians in 2022.2

South Carolina map shape7,861

reports of fraud affecting South Carolinians.2