Tax filing site offers VeriSign protection

Pioneer online tax filing service
will offer VeriSign to the 70m plus US taxpayers who head for the Internet to
file their returns this season. is the first site of its kind to deploy VeriSign extended
validation (EV) secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates. The extra protection
enables to offer immediate and visible assurance to its
customers that they are dealing with a legitimate site and not an impostor site
created by e-criminals, according to

Fraudulent websites are increasingly being used by thieves in the US to steal
a consumer’s sensitive personal information and for consumers who are filing tax
returns electronically, knowing they are dealing with a trusted service is vital
because they are providing social security numbers, credit card information and
other data they do not want to fall into the hands of e-criminals.

‘As the only online service authorised by the IRS
(Internal Revenue Service) to
offer the convenience of both filing returns and paying for taxes online within
the same session, is doing everything we can to assure
customers they are dealing with a legitimate, industry-leading provider of
online tax filing services,’ Timur Taluy, vice president,

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