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Tax Scam Alert: The IRS Just Issued a New Cybersecurity Warning

CyberWisdom Commentary:

I couldn’t believe this story from time.com that covers an obvious fact that we all know, But its good to be reminded again.

While cybersecurity should be a year-round concern for small business owners, income tax filing season can bring some particular risks, according to the IRS. The agency says it has gotten an increase in reports of attempts to obtain employees’ W-2 forms in hopes of stealing people’s personal information and identities. The scams often go after employees in companies’ human resources and payroll departments, but any staffer or manager could be a target. In the scam, a potential thief poses as a company executive, sending an email from an address that might look legitimate, and requests a list of employees and their W-2s. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media; it sends letters by U.S. Engaging post, Read More…

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