Revenue Department warns Hoosiers to watch data

Staff Report
TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS — The time to file taxes is just around the corner, and the Indiana Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service teamed up to host National Tax Security Awareness Week.

“National Tax Security Awareness Week offers the Department of Revenue an opportunity to better educate our Hoosier taxpayers on how to protect themselves against cybercriminals,” said Adam Krupp, commissioner of the Department of Revenue in a statement.

As the holiday season draws near and online shopping deals arise, it gives online attackers more chances to trick customers into disclosing sensitive information, Krupp said.

During the week, the Department of Revenue will release helpful information to keep Hoosiers safe, like learning to recognize phishing emails, using security software and using strong passwords for online accounts.

“The Department of Revenue is leading the charge of tax security as one of the top agencies in the United States with over $100 million in fraud stopped since its inception in 2014,” said Krupp in a statement. “The Department of Revenue is making is extremely difficult for cybercriminals to attack Indiana’s taxpayers.”

Krupp said as a result, there has been a decline in fraud attempts, which has saved Hoosiers millions of dollars.

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