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    Taxes and ID Theft

    Am I more likely to have any of my personal information or bank account information stolen if I file my taxes electronically?


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    I think that is correct.

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    Just mailed in my return. And asked for my refund check by mail. Going old school this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madison View Post
    Just mailed in my return. And asked for my refund check by mail. Going old school this year.
    You don't worry about your mail being intercepted? Read somewhere that that is more likely than your info being stolen directly from the IRS. Of course, don't believe everything you read.

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    I think theIRS has the kinks worked out, and that it is safe to efile.

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    I think you are more likely to have a refund check stolen out of your mailbox than have an issue with filing electronically. In areas like Florida with a lot of senior citizens there was a big issue with people knowing that Social Security checks arrived on the 3rd and taking them out of mailboxes. I think electronically through a reputable vendor is probably the best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachLover View Post
    I think you are more likely to have a refund check stolen out of your mailbox than have an issue with filing electronically. In areas like Florida with a lot of senior citizens there was a big issue with people knowing that Social Security checks arrived on the 3rd and taking them out of mailboxes. I think electronically through a reputable vendor is probably the best bet.
    Reputable vendors don't matter, when the IRS servers are not secure.

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