How We Protect You
is committed to meeting the expected responsibilities for protecting your account
and personal/Business information.
Anytime you are logged into the ThinkTrade Inc Web site (Taxexcise.com, Tax720.com,
Tax2290.com, and Tax8849.com),
you will be in a "secure session" that is established with Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL) and verified by Thawte's Global Site Certificate Technology. While connected
with SSL, every transmission between your computer and our websites are encrypted
with 128-bit (strong) encryption, completely hiding your data while it travels to
Once the data reaches our servers, we store the sensitive information in encrypted
form in our servers and in case of credit card information; we don’t store the information
at all in our servers. We are very concerned about your security and we proactively
have taken steps to thwart the risks.
- Do not give your password to anyone. Also, do not
record your password in an easily accessible place.
- Change your password often, and make it hard to guess!
- Prevent unauthorized people from using your personal
- If you notice any suspicious activity with your account,
report it immediately.
- Be leery of emails from sources you don't know. Please
read more about phishing here.
- ever download files from an untrusted or unknown source.
How To Protect Yourself
uses a variety of technologies and techniques in an effort to keep your account
information safe. To further reduce any security risks we want to provide you with
some simple suggestions on how to conduct business over the Internet.
Common Fraud Scams
Identity theft occurs when another person uses your personal information without
your consent to commit fraud or other crimes. Typical crimes include stealing money
from your bank account, opening lines of credit under your name and applying for
fraudulent loans. These crimes, as well as many others, can damage your credit,
leave you responsible for bills, and cause you countless hours of frustration. To
minimize the risk of identity theft, please learn more at the Federal Trade Commission
Phishing is very popular. This type of deception is designed to steal your identity
by getting you to disclose valuable personal data — like bank account information,
credit card numbers, passwords, account data, or other information — by masquerading
as a trustworthy person or business in an apparently official electronic communication
like email. These emails can look quite convincing, with company logos and banners
copied from actual web sites. Often, they will tell you that their security procedure
has changed or that they need to update (or validate) your information, and then
direct you to a look-alike web site. Never respond to these types of emails. You
can either forward them to the institution that they are mimicking or delete them.
Learn more about phishing here.
Pharming is when scam artists redirect Internet traffic from one web site to a different,
identical-looking site in order to trick you into entering your user name and password
into the database on their fake site. Banking and financial sites are often the
target of these attacks, in which scam artist try to acquire your personal information
in order to access your bank account, steal your identity, or commit other kinds
of fraud in your name. The use of fake web sites may make Pharming sound similar
to email Phishing scams, but Pharming is more insidious, since you can be redirected
to a false site without any participation or knowledge on your part. Learn more
about Pharming here.