Risk Management Tip 

Tax Time

While identity theft is a year-round threat, tax season is particularly dangerous. Employers, banks, brokerage firms and others are mailing you the important documents you need to file tax returns. To protect yourself from thieves who may get ahold of these items, make sure to take the following steps:

o   Use a site that starts with “https,” which indicates the information is being transmitted safely.
o   Be careful about emailing returns or sending them over peer-to-peer file-sharing programs, and make sure you are using secure connections and email addresses that haven’t been compromised.
o   Be sure to store your completed tax returns in a protected file.