Phishing-Malware

Have you ever received an email, supposedly from the IRS, saying you had a refund coming and that you needed to fill out a form with your bank account number so they could deposit the funds immediately?

If so, know that this is a scam. Don’t be tempted to check it out. Clicking a link or opening an attachment could download malicious software onto your computer, potentially allowing the sender to access your passwords, bank information, and other things on your computer. This would allow him or her to steal your identity or your money.

Bottom line: The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers through email.

Learn more on IRS.gov, keyword “phishing”.

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About cozbycpa

Heather L. Cozby is a CPA on the South Shore and Cape Cod. The managing partner of Cozby & Company, LLC, Heather has the resources and experience necessary to provide quality professional services on a timely basis and at a reasonable cost. She specializes in tax planning & preparation; audit, review & compilation services; management advisory services; bookkeeping; and accounting. Her unique niche is in working with homeowners’ associations and condominium trusts, advising with rental real estate, and providing outsourced financial consulting for mid-sized companies. She is more entrepreneurial than most accountants, and offers the best of both worlds - providing the services of a larger firm while retaining the ability to connect with her clients on a personal level.
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