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How to Prevent Identity Theft During Tax Season

Protect yourself from tax-related identity theft—and know what to do if you’re a victim.

Protect Yourself

Even if you already safeguard all personal information and shred unneeded financial documents, you can do a few more things to deter tax refund thieves:

Know the Warning Signs
It can be hard to tell you’ve been hit by tax-related identity theft until it’s too late. Watch for these signs:

Handle the Aftermath
If you’re a victim of tax-related identity theft, here’s what you need to do:

Suspect you are a victim of identity theft, or want advice on how to take precautions to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft? As a MetLife Auto & Home® policyholder, you have access to dedicated fraud specialists who will assist you every step of the way, at no cost to you and no claim needed! Call CyberScout at 866-305-7216, or visit its website at, for 24/7 assistance.*


*Identity protection services are not available to auto customers in NC or NH nor with all policy forms. Identity protection services are available in NC homeowners policies with the optional “Identity Theft Expense and Resolution Plus” endorsement for an additional premium.

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