How Retailers Can Protect Themselves From Tax Scams
Just like any online activity involving sensitive information, don't share company or employee tax information via public Wi-Fi networks. Stick with a secure network connection for all activity involving sensitive information, and make sure the computer that's being used is protected with up-to-date anti-spam/virus software, a secure firewall and updated security patches.
You can find more tips to avoid being a victim of identity theft on the IRS site: Identity Theft a Major Concern on the IRS Annual "Dirty Dozen" List of Tax Scams to Avoid.
Disclaimer: This article aims to provide helpful insight on protecting yourself from tax-related fraud. This information is offered as a guide only and shouldn't be treated as a full statement on the subject.
Lori Rosenberg is an information security communications manager at eBay. She writes information security-related articles for eBay employees as well as customers, sharing information about each person's role in keeping information secure.