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 email@example.com.
Tax payers and tax professionals are encouraged to review the IRS alert and US-CERT’s advice on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.
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