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Phishing the Threat of Choice of Identity Thieves

Phishing the Threat of Choice of Identity Thieves

During the 2016 tax season the IRS and tax preparers alike saw a big spike in phishing and malware incidents. Unfortunately, the 2017 season is shaping up to be more of the same. In fact, the Internal Revenue Service has included these phishing schemes to its “Dirty Dozen” list of the worst tax scams.…

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Scammers Expanding Their W-2 Phishing Effort

Scammers Expanding Their W-2 Phishing Effort

Identity thieves are widening their email scams in the latest attempt to steal personal and financial information. The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and tax professionals have issued an urgent alert that the scammers are now targeting school districts, businesses (such as chain restaurants), tribal organizations and nonprofits.…

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