Tax Season, BBB Warns That Thieves Are After W-2 Details

OLYMPIA, Wash. – With tax season in progress, the Washington Better Business Bureau says identity thieves know that W-2s are now in mailboxes, vehicles and other unsecured locations.

Some tax forms contain personal identifiers such as Social Security numbers and birthdates-which thieves can use to steal identities. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington reminds employees to securely transport and store sensitive paperwork:

- Lock important items in file cabinets or safes.

- Don’t leave paperwork unattended in vehicles or offices.

- Pick up mail quickly if secured mailboxes or P.O. boxes are not an option.

BBB offers more identity theft prevention tips at akorww.bbb.org/identity-theft-prevention.