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Security Alert: IRS Warns of Last-Minute Tax Scams

April 13, 2017 in Info, Security Alert!, Update! by Web Master  |  No Comments

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IRS Warns of Last-Minute Tax Scams

03/17/2017 11:21 PM EDT

 

Original release date: March 17, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an alert warning of phishing email scams targeting last-minute tax filers. The alert describes common features of these cyber crimes and includes recommendations to protect against them: strengthen passwords, recognize phishing attempts, and forward suspicious emails to phishing@irs.gov.

Tax payers and tax professionals are encouraged to review the IRS alert and US-CERT’s advice on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

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Security Alert: IRS Releases Tax-Time Guide

April 13, 2017 in Info, scams, Tips, Update! by R Bennett  |  No Comments

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IRS Releases Tax-Time Guide

03/09/2017 09:29 PM EST

 

Original release date: March 09, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released tax-time advice intended to help the public protect their personal and financial data and computers. Recommendations include using strong passwords, backing up files, and using robust security software to help block malware and viruses.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review this week’s IRS Tax-Time Guide and US-CERT Tip ST05-014, Real-World Warnings Keep You Safe Online, for additional information.

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Security Alert: Tax Season is Coming!

November 28, 2015 in Security Alert! by Web Master  |  Comments Off on Security Alert: Tax Season is Coming!

IRS Releases First in a Series of Tax Security Tips

Original release date: November 27, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the first in a series of tips intended to increase public awareness of how to protect personal and financial data online and at home. A new tip will be available each Monday through the start of the tax season in January, and will continue through the April tax deadline.

The first tip focuses on seven simple steps to secure your computer when conducting business online. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 1 for additional information.