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Jimmy Patronis Offers Tips to Protect Floridians From Identity Theft Scams

In recognition of Identity Theft Awareness Week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis provided Floridians with tips on how to protect themselves against identity theft. Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal or...

Nikki Fried Offers Protection Tips for Identity Theft Awareness Week

“The challenges of COVID-19 include a heightened risk of identity theft. Scammers, thieves, and imposters are taking advantage of vulnerabilities brought on from unemployment claims, government-sponsored small business loan programs, and other forms of identity theft,” said Fried.

Jimmy Patronis Offers Identity Theft Protection Tips

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), they received about 1.4 million reports of identity theft, which is double the number from 2019.
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Ashley Moody Warns About Tax Identity Theft

Moody participated in the Federal Trade Commission’s annual launch of Identity Theft Awareness Week, which kicked off on Monday to help provide consumers with resources and tips to protect their finances and personal information. With Floridians beginning to file 2020 taxes, the new Scams at a Glance: Tax Identity Theft brochure is designed to help taxpayers avoid identity thieves attempting to gain access to personal information through tax-filing schemes.