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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

National Cyber Awareness System:

 

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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