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WLOX Editorial: File your tax return early to avoid being scammed

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Most of you work hard all year and pay your taxes all year. Most even pay more income taxes than they are required. And when income tax filing time comes around, you file, and get a check back from the government.  

But what some unfortunate people are finding when they file their tax returns is - some identify thief has already used their social security number to file a return. 

One way to avoid this problem is to beat the would be thief to the punch and file your return as early as you can. Then the IRS locks your Social Security number and even if a thief files with your number, they are locked out. It's a good way to secure your well-deserved refund.   

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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