FRAUD PROTECTION Archive

  • IRS, States and Tax Industry Warn Employers to Beware of Form W-2 Scam; Tax Season Could Bring New Surge in Phishing Scheme

    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged all employers to educate their payroll personnel about a Form W-2 phishing scam that made victims of hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees last year. The Form W-2 scam […]

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  • Online Security – Seven Steps for Safety

    WASHINGTON – During the online holiday shopping season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry remind people to be vigilant with their personal information. While shopping for gifts, criminals are shopping for credit card numbers, financial account information, Social Security numbers and other […]

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  • Employers, Payroll Officials, Avoid the W-2 Email Scam

    WASHINGTON – The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector tax groups warned the nation’s business, payroll and human resource communities about a growing W-2 email scam that threatens sensitive tax information held by employers. These emails may start with a simple, “Hey, you in today?” […]

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  • Victims of Data Breaches Should Consider These Steps

    WASHINGTON –The number of data breaches was already on a record pace for 2017 before the reported theft of nearly 145 million Americans’ names, addresses and Social Security numbers brought the issue to the forefront. Every day, data thefts large and small put people’s personal […]

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  • Small Businesses: Be Alert to Identity Theft

    WASHINGTON – The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft against employers. Small business identity theft is a big business for identity thieves. Just like individuals, businesses […]

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  • Don’t Take the Bait; Avoid Phishing Emails by Data Thieves

    WASHINGTON – With the approach of the holidays and the 2018 filing season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry urge people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that could endanger their personal information and next year’s […]

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