US CERT is sharing IRS theme of “Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week”.  One new tip for 2018 is that W2 forms now contain a new code that can be optionally used with electronic filers.  These 3 links below contain a # of beneficial tips to help prevent tax filers from fraud. 

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2018/01/29/Tax-Identity-Theft-Awareness-Week

NCCIC/US-CERT encourages consumers to review IRS publication Taxes.Security.Together. and NCCIC/US-CERT Tip Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft. Users can also participate in a series of free webinars and chats on avoiding tax identity theft, hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, IRS, Department of Veterans Affairs, and others.