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Protect Yourself From Becoming A Victim Of Tax Return Identity Theft With These Tips

Do Not Be A Victim Of Tax Return Identity TheftDisclosure: As part of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad I’ll be receiving products throughout the upcoming year to review and giveaway.  The opinions expressed are always my own.

October is National Crime Prevention Month and most of us are aware of the dangers of identity theft and have taken measures to secure our personal information.  Despite our ever-increasing vigilance tax return identity theft, a specific type of identity fraud is increasing at an alarming rate.  According to the IRS 1,492 identity theft related criminal investigations were initiated in fiscal year 2013, an increase of 66% over the previous fiscal year.  Through their aggressive efforts from 2011 through November 2013, the IRS stopped 14.6 million suspicious returns from being processed, which kept over $50 billion in fraudulent refunds from being sent.*

I Was A Victim Of Tax Return Identity Theft

When my accountant tried to file my taxes electronically last April, the IRS informed her that I’d already submitted my 2013 tax return.  We both knew immediately that a fraudulent tax return had been filed using my social security number and I was a victim of tax return identity theft.  I felt violated, angry and to be honest I was worried beyond belief.  I want to share what I learned with you in the event that you’re ever in the same position I was. Continue reading »

Pereg Gourmet Spices Prize Package Giveaway

Pereg Gourmet Spices Prize Package

Disclosure: Pereg Gourmet provided gourmet spices for this Review & Giveaway.  I was not financially compensated and all opinions are my own. Ever since discovering pepper at the age of three or four my motto has been "I like my food highly … Continue reading »

150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes Cookbook & Breakfast Sandwich Maker Giveaway

150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes Cookbook Giveaway at Leslie Loves Veggies

Disclosure: Robert Rose provided copies of 150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes for this Review & Giveaway.  I was not financially compensated and all opinions are my own. Have you ever stopped at a fast food joint on the way to work, … Continue reading »

Jenni Rivera Limited Edition La Gran Señora Añejo Tequila Review

Jenni Rivera Tequila is available in three varieties

Disclosure: 3 Crowns Imports provided Jenni Rivera La Gran Señora Tequila for this Review.  I was not financially compensated and all opinions are my own. Years ago I was told that just a small amount of tequila would make even the biggest boozer … Continue reading »

Mom Central Family Dollar #FDGameDay Twitter Party Sept. 16th 1PM EST

Mom Central Family Dollar FDGameDay Twitter Party

Football season has arrived and that means tailgating, partying and fun!  From the irresistible snacks and drinks like Lays, Tostitos and Pepsi to the necessary cleaning products like Bounty and Tide; Family Dollar has everything you need to make … Continue reading »

The Complete Coconut Cookbook Giveaway

The Complete Coconut Cookbook Giveaway

Disclosure: Robert Rose provided copies of The Complete Coconut Cookbook for this Review & Giveaway.  I was not financially compensated and all opinions are my own. When you hear the word coconut what comes to mind?  For me it's a bag of … Continue reading »

Celebrate Fall With A Tastefully Simple Tasting Party

Tastefully Simple Fall Winter Products

Disclosure: As a Tastefully Simple Blogger I’ll be receiving products throughout the upcoming year to review and giveaway.  The opinions expressed are always my own. Summer is winding down and autumn is just around the corner.  I can't wait to … Continue reading »