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Someone Filed Your Taxes for You. But That’s Not a Good Thing…

Someone Filed Your Taxes for You. But That’s Not a Good Thing…

According to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) statistics, tax fraud is on a steep upward trend―and right now is the prime time for it. Here’s how it works… Wait! I Didn’t Get My Tax Return? Fraudsters steal personal information using different methods, and then file fraudulent tax returns as early as they can―before the victim files. ­­­­ Victims file their real tax return and receive a letter in the mail from the IRS saying that they’ve already filed a return. Meanwhile the fraudster has had the cash from their fraudulent tax return in hand for months, and then things in the victim’s life get complicated… They have to prove they didn’t file already, investigate how else their identity might have been used for fraud, and on top of that, they still have to file their taxes! And what comes after this can be even worse… The Aftermath I’ve witnessed firsthand the impact these types of criminal acts have on people from my years in law enforcement. As part...

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Global Protection 24/7

Global Protection 24/7

At ADP, we have a place that not many people know about, and even fewer have been inside. It’s behind the scenes, with restricted access and it’s on the cutting edge. ADP’s Critical Incident Response Centers (CIRC) are one of our secret weapons in stemming the global impact of cybercrime to help protect our systems, client data and funds What is the CIRC? It’s a place where fraudulent efforts to gain access to ADP systems are exposed and proactive alerts help us to stay one step ahead. Monitors replace the wallpaper on our walls so we can watch the action as it happens. It’s crucial to ADP’s security program, and supports ADP’s cyber defense operations, security monitoring and financial crimes investigations. It constantly monitors for security trends, threats and attacks from all over the globe. It even utilizes social media feeds to stay on top of the latest developments. It’s staffed by highly skilled security practitioners with a laser beam focus on detection and prevention, and a passion for...

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