UNH Information Security Services - Tax Season Resources
Tax season is prime time for cyber crime. During this time of year, cyber criminals perpetrate scams to obtain the personally identifiable information needed to steal an identity, file tax returns against stolen identities, and engage in other criminal activity related to filing taxes and/or the IRS. The following resources are available to learn more about tax-related cyber crime and how to protect your identity from cyber criminals:
- Visit the IRS’s Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts information page for details on tax-related scams recently reported to the IRS: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts.
- To learn more about how to protect your identity and prevent identity theft, review the following:
If you suspect you’ve fallen victim to identity theft, please refer to the IRS website to file a complaint of record with your local police department.
If you suspect you are the victim of identity theft involving your USNH W-2, take the steps noted above and also alert UNH Information Security Services (UNH-ISS) via the Information Security Incident Reporting process outlined below.
To report a suspected identity theft involving your USNH W-2 or any other information security breach incident:
- Call the UNH IT Service Desk at 603-862-4242, Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and inform the Service Desk Technician that you need to report an information security incident.
- Outside of university business hours, call UNH Police Dispatch at 603-862-1427 and ask the dispatcher to alert the UNH Information Security Officer.
UNH-ISS is here to help, whether it’s offering helpful tips to stay safe, or informing you on the best course of action should you fall victim to an internet crime. For information, go to: https://www.unh.edu/it/information-security-services/