I wrote on March 22nd about some pro-active steps we can take to protect our information.  The IRS is reporting increases in identity theft tax fraud so I just want to reinforce how important it is for us to protect our Social Security Numbers and other personal information.

There’s an excellent story on identity theft tax fraud at: http://www.identity.utexas.edu/news.  Also, the FraudAvengers.org website and blog has very useful information about protecting yourself from fraud of all natures — there are so many scams and thieves out there who prey on people’s good natures and better instincts.