Since its formation in 2015, the Security Summit’s efforts to thwart cybercriminals have successfully driven down the number of tax-related identity theft incidents. Unfortunately, that success has forced identity thieves to adapt their methods, resulting in a new tax scam that might seem unorthodox at first.

Drake Software Vice President of Internal Operations Jami Gibson stopped by the podcast studio to discuss this new scam and what taxpayers and tax professionals can do to prevent being a victim of identity theft. As an industry co-lead in the Security Summit’s Authentication Work Group, Jami works on developing means of identity proofing taxpayers when they file and identifying aspects of a return that can help the IRS and state tax agencies track fraud.