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Ohioans concerned about tax filing data breaches

Many Ohioans are planning to file their taxes online this year and they are also worried their personal data could be breached when doing so, according to a new survey from PCMag.

Thirty-seven percent of Ohioans surveyed said they will use online tax software and 37% also said they worry it could allow scammers to snag their Social Security numbers, birth date address, and more.

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"Tax season in 2019 could be a real perfect storm for scammers, and filers will have to pay particular attention this year," said Max Eddy, PCMag security analyst, in a news release.

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray will find out more about the risks and how you can protect yourself when filing your taxes online. Watch tonight on WHIO-TV at 5 p.m.

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