In the past, US-CERT has received reports of an increased number of phishing scams and malware campaigns that seek to take advantage of the United States tax season. The Internal Revenue Service has issued an advisory on its website warning consumers about potential scams.
Tax season phishing campaigns may include, but are not limited to:
- * Information that refers to a tax refund,
- * Warnings about unreported or under-reported income,
- * Offers to assist in filing for a refund, or
- * Links to counterfeit e-file websites.
For more information see the US-CERT notice