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IRS Warns Tax Pros about New Phishing Scams

IRS Warns Tax Pros about New Phishing Scams

According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are two new “business email compromise/business email spoofing (BEC/BES)” spear-phishing scams targeting tax professionals: the direct-deposit scam and the wire-transfer scam.…

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Jami Gibson Discusses New Tax Scam - EP7

Jami Gibson Discusses New Tax Scam - EP7

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.…

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Ransomware Scam Poses as FBI

Ransomware Scam Poses as FBI

A new phishing scheme has been unleashed on taxpayers, this time impersonating as the FBI and the IRS.In reality, the scammers are sending emails that install ransomware on computers in order to hold…

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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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