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IRS Warns of Christmas Email Phishing Scams

As the holiday season nears, be on the lookout for email phishing scams that could access your personal data and taxes.

According to an article from CPA Practice Advisor, “The most common way for cybercriminals to steal bank account information, passwords, credit cards or Social Security numbers is to simply ask for them. Everyday, people fall victim to phishing scams that cost them their time and their money”.

The article discusses:

  • How phishing emails can appear
  • The IRS does not ask for personal information via email
  • Using multi-factor authentications

The article continues, “The most common way for cybercriminals to steal bank account information, passwords, credit cards or Social Security numbers is to simply ask for them. Every day, people fall victim to phishing scams that cost them their time and their money”. What steps are you taking to protect your information this holiday season?

To read more, see the full article from CPA Practice Advisor.

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