IRS Phishing Scams and Cyber-Security

The majority of people are all too familiar with emails that contain enticing subject lines. Unfortunately, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. A popular new trend in phishing scams is for criminals to pose as IRS agents either offering refunds, or threatening collections if fines and back taxes aren’t paid. Some of these imposters even intimidate victims via telephone. The fraudsters threaten jail time if not immediately provided with personal credit card information to pay "back taxes."

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