Thursday, January 2, 2014

Preventing Tax Identity Theft: A Panel Discussion With The Federal Trade Commission Jan. 16

Neighborhood Legal Services Program and DC Public Library are sponsoring Preventing Tax Identity Theft: A Panel Discussion With The Federal Trade Commission January 16 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St NW).   The event is part of National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, spearheaded by the Federal Trade Commission.

Panelists represent the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, IRS Criminal Investigations Division, and AARP.

More information about the event is available from Heather Hodges via email (hhodges@nlsp.org) or by calling (202) 832-NLSP.

According to the event notice,

Accounting for more than 43 percent of the Commission's identity theft complaints in 2012, tax identity theft was the largest category of identity theft complaints by a substantial margin. In addition, the percentage of tax identity theft complaints nearly doubled, from just over 24 percent in 2011. Program participants will hear from a panel of experts from the FTC, the Internal Revenue Service and the American Association of Retired Persons who will also answer questions about what people can do if they become a victim of tax identity theft.

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