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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.


SECURITY STATS

615 
scams

were reported in South Carolina in 2020.1 


7%

of ID Theft cases reported to SCDCA were tax related in 2020.1 


61%

of data breaches involved phishing or stolen credentials in 2020.3 



19,369 

Business Email Compromise (BEC) complaints with adjusted losses over $1.8 billion in 2020.3



12,827 
victims

of government impersonation scams in 2020.3 

5,583
 victims

resulting in $25,244,978 in damage in 2020.3 


#14

South Carolina had the fourteenth highest rate of fraud complaints in the country.4 


60+ year-olds

are the most vulnerable to internet crimes, with 105,301 complaints in 2020.3 






43,430 
complaints

of identity theft in 2020.3 

#16

South Carolina had the sixteenth highest rate of identity theft complaints in the country.4 



SOURCES

1. SCDCA ID Theft Scam Report: 
https://consumer.sc.gov/news/reports
2. Verizon DBIR: 
https://www.verizon.com/business/resources/reports/dbir/

3. 2020 stats Internet Crime Complaint Center: 
https://www.ic3.gov/Home/AnnualReports
4. FTC Consumer Sentinel Network:
https://www.ftc.gov/reports/consumer-sentinel-network-data-book-2020