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Equifax Data Breach

Equifax Data Breach

Criminals stole the financial information of around 143 million people from Equifax, a credit reporting agency. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the Equifax data breach included “names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers,” as well as 209,000 credit card records and 182,000 dispute documents.…

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New Phishing Scam Targets Tax Pros

New Phishing Scam Targets Tax Pros

A new phishing email scam impersonates a message from a tax software provider in an effort to fool tax professionals into giving up their usernames and passwords.In a way, their timing couldn’t be…

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IRS's 2017 "Dirty Dozen"

IRS's 2017 "Dirty Dozen"

Scams Include Tax-Related ID Theft, Tax SheltersEach year, the IRS releases their list of the “Dirty Dozen” scams to inform taxpayers about criminals who hope to capitalize on a busy, stressful time…

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Identity Thieves Have Gone to the Dark Side of the Net

Identity Thieves Have Gone to the Dark Side of the Net

Some cybercrime doesn’t even take the effort of a hack to make a payday. It’s as easy as shopping online. Computer security journalist Brian Krebs says would-be fraudsters have only to visit an online shop that offers buyers SSNs, stolen credit card numbers and stolen W-2 data on real people.…

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Safeguarding the Keys to Your Kingdom

Safeguarding the Keys to Your Kingdom

As you know, tax preparation these days is all about the data. There’s your data – e-Services logins, tax software and business data; and there’s client data – the bits and pieces we put together to make a successful income tax return.…

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