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Tax-related scams escalate as filing deadline approaches

As the April 15, 2024 tax filing deadline approaches in the US, some old and some new tax-related scams are targeting both taxpayers and tax professionals. Tax-related scams …

identity theft
Look out for identity theft and fraud crimes as tax season begins

Now more than ever, life happens online. But, with greater connectedness comes enhanced risk. Millions of Americans fall victim to identity theft and fraud each year, …

Beware of fake tax apps pushing malware

With the self-assessment tax deadline fast approaching in the UK, self-employed individuals will be looking to take advantage of the many apps that are on the market to help …

tax season
Death, taxes, and hacks: How to prevent cyberattacks during tax season

Remember how folks did taxes in the olden days? They’d collect large piles of paper documents, fill out endless pages of forms, stuff a bunch of receipts in a shoebox and – …

New phishing campaign targets taxpayer credentials

A new phishing campaign is targeting U.S. taxpayers with documents that purport to contain tax-related content, but ultimately deliver NetWire and Remcos malware – two …

Digital-first lifestyle opens consumers to potential risks during tax season

Consumers have faced a lot of change over the past year with the shift to a digital-first lifestyle, and tax season with increasing risks is no exception. McAfee’s 2021 …

How fraudsters stole millions with the help of a legitimate online tool

Identity thieves have managed to steal $30 million from the US Internal Revenue Service by taking advantage of an online tool designed to help students fill out financial aid …

Security audit identified risky e-filing tax services

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) evaluated the privacy, security and consumer protection practices of the thirteen IRS-approved free e-filing tax services. After an assessment …

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