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Identity Theft

Be on Alert for Identity Thieves during Tax Season

Identity theft occurs year-round but the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) advises taxpayers to be on heightened alert during tax season. Combating tax fraud is a high priority for the Department and works continuously to enact safeguards to protect the public from identity thieves and scammers. In recent schemes, thieves impersonate tax personnel using phone

History

HOLY COW HISTORY: Hilda, History’s Original Identity Theft Victim

When the envelope arrived in the mail one day in the 1930s and she pulled out the paper card and read “078-05-1120” for the very first time, they must have looked like a bunch of random numbers strung together. How could she have known they were a headache that would hound her to her grave?

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