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Scammers Target Tax Pros Once Again

Tax professionals are being warned about a phishing scam aimed at them that poses as a chummy message from the Internal Revenue Service. This new email threat starts with a bogus email message carrying the title “Security Awareness for Tax Professionals.” The “From” line is “Your e-Services Team.”

This email is an attempt to lure the tax professional into clicking the bogus logos, which will take them to an internet address that’s been verified as a phishing site while posing as an e-services registration page.

The new scam emails carry an IRS logo and an e-services logo; both link to the spoof registration site.

The IRS says tax pros should always go directly to IRS.gov to access e-services and never click on any links provided in emails. If you get one of these bogus emails, send it as an attachment to Phishing@irs.gov – then delete the original from your inbox. Never click on any links.

Bob Williams

Forget genes; I’ve got words in my DNA. Communication has been part of who I am nearly all my life. From a long career in radio news to another one in newspapers – and a University of Georgia journalism degree sandwiched between the two – language has been my life. I’ve also been fortunate to have learned the tax business from the ground up here at Drake, starting with 1040.com online forms some years ago before moving on to work on the Web. In all things tax-ish, we aim to give you tools you can use.

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