Tax Scam Tip – Phishing
Tax fraud is an increasing danger for all of us. Protect yourself through knowledge!
Today's tax scam tip: Phishing. Phishing is defined as: the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
Remember that the IRS will never initiate contact or request personally identifiable or private information via email. Neither will reputable financial institutions, such as banks or credit unions. If you receive such an email and have any question on it's legitimacy, contact your local IRS office or financial institution directly, using a phone number obtained through the IRS.gov or financial institution's website. Never use a phone number or click a link provided in the questionable email.
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11/25/2018 07:39:44 pm
I was not aware of phishing. Thank you for writing this term and it seems very informative to me.
11/26/2018 09:38:26 am
Thanks for your comment! We are happy this blog helped. Phishing is a dangerous tactic being used so educating our clients on this issue brings additional value to the services we already provide. We hope your clients find it useful, too!
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