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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Advisory: IRS Warns of Last-Minute Tax Scams

Timely reminder from US-CERT of tax-time related phishing.

IRS Warns of Last-Minute Tax Scams

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(link sends e-mail).
Tax payers and tax professionals are encouraged to review the IRS alert and US-CERT's advice on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.

US-CERT web page with warning.
US-CERT web page with warning.

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