WHAT: A free community event in which each participant is allowed one box of personal information to be shredded. It is the perfect opportunity not only for taxpayers to safeguard their own information, but to learn best practices and other ways to protect themselves from tax identity theft.
WHO: Local H&R Block associates who are committed to protecting their clients’ personal data and helping taxpayers protect their own information.
WHY: During tax season, taxpayers often question what tax and financial documents they should shred, discard or keep. Additionally, while cyberattacks pose a major threat, not all attackers are found online. They can sift through trash and recycling bins to hunt for personal information like a name, address and Social Security number and use what they’ve found to file fraudulent tax returns. Shredding personal documents can help prevent personal information getting into the wrong hands.
WHEN: March 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-HR-BLOCK.
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H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products for the DIY consumer. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. In fiscal 2017, H&R Block had annual revenues of over $3 billion with 23 million tax returns prepared worldwide. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom.