You are more likely to get your identity stolen during tax season than any other time of the year, according to a video from KSDK. There were thousands of stolen identities in 2015. There were 500,000 complaints last year and half of them were around the time of tax season.
Vinny Troia, Digital Forensics Expert and CEO of Night Lion Security, explains that in order to prevent getting hacked is to file your taxes earlier and use the IRS pin number to file safely. Using the IRS pin is extremely important in avoiding a stolen identity. Once this pin number has been assigned to someone, no one can file your taxes for you unless they get this number.