Category Archives: Data Security

If / Then Scenarios for Taxpayers Who Get Phished

The IRS reminds taxpayers that the agency does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or text messages to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar information for credit cards, banks and other … Continue reading

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With hurricane season underway, IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters

With hurricane season underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Hurricane season runs June 1 to Nov. … Continue reading

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IRS warns of new twist on phone scam; crooks direct taxpayers to to “verify” calls

The Internal Revenue Service recently warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills. The IRS and its Security … Continue reading

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IRS Dirty Dozen: Watch Out for these 12 Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS reminds taxpayers to watch out for scams and schemes that put them and their personal information at risk. Each year, the IRS releases the top 12 scams, known as the … Continue reading

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Should You Freeze Your Credit?

Using a credit card for purchases is often convenient, but it does bring with it some risks. Fraud is on the rise, and virtually everyone is at risk to some degree. If it hasn’t already happened to you, you probably … Continue reading

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National Tax Security Awareness Week: Recognize Phishing Email Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS reminds people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams. These scams not only endanger someone’s personal information, but they can also affect a taxpayer’s refund in … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself After the Equifax Data Breach

This article was published by the IRS. The recent Equifax hack has credit users on edge, wondering if they were a victim and if so, what steps they should take. The first step is to find out if you were … Continue reading

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