Tax time is just upon us all again… didn’t we just do this? *sigh* what a year it has been. I digress.
This time of year is absolutely rife with fraud and scams. Criminals know you are sending and receiving sensitive documents that contain all sorts of personal and financial information. That information is a gold mine to cyber criminals. You may also be expecting a tax refund check from the IRS. They want all of these things from you and their methods of obtaining them are getting better and better.
You need to be aware all year long but extra diligent this time of year.
For some specific advice I have a few tips and a full article I would like to share with you from Morgan Stanley>
Quick Tax-Related Fraud Prevention Tips:
Remember, the IRS will never initiate contact by email, text or social media to request personal or financial information or call you with threats of lawsuits or arrests.
Be Aware of These 3 Major Red Flags:
If you suspect you’re a victim of tax-related identity theft, or know your SSN has been compromised, the IRS urges you to call them at 1-800-908-4490. For the full article please visit> https://www.morganstanley.com/articles/tax-season-cybersecurity-tips