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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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Don’t Get Hooked by a Phishing Expedition

Don’t Get Hooked by a Phishing Expedition

Every day, taxpayers fall victim to scams through emails, websites, texts or phone calls and turn over data thinking they’re dealing with an official agency or business. But that email, web page, text, or call is a “spoof,” a fake that only appears to be the real thing.…

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Don’t Get Hooked by Phishing

Don’t Get Hooked by Phishing

No doubt about it, the idea that there are hordes of scammers out there trying to purloin the personal information belonging to you – and your clients – is the new normal. And while reports of the…

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