Tips to stay safe online

These days most people are spending more time at home and a lot more time online. Whether people are online for work, school, a virtual gathering or shopping, online security is more important than ever. Everyone should be mindful of risks they may encounter when they share devices, shop online and interact on social media. Taxpayers might find [...]

January 29th, 2021|Hacking, Identity Theft, Scammers|

“Dirty Dozen” Scams

The IRS provides its annual “Dirty Dozen” list to help raise awareness about common scams that fraudsters use to target people. This year’s list has a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to COVID-19 tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. The IRS urges taxpayers to watch out for these scams and is doing [...]

January 8th, 2021|Scammers|

Taxpayers should be on the lookout for new version of SSN scam

Taxpayers should be on the lookout for new version of SSN scam Taxpayers should be on the lookout for new variations of tax-related scams. In the latest twist on a scam related to Social Security numbers, scammers claim to be able to suspend or cancel the victim’s SSN. It’s yet another attempt by con artists [...]

October 24th, 2019|Scammers|

Tips for Keeping Your Company Data Secure

Small businesses are a popular target of cyber criminals. Thousands of attacks happen every day, successful ones can cost organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars, and over half of small businesses soon close following a successful cyberattack. Fortunately, there are effective measures you can take to prevent hackers, scammers, and other ne’er-do-wells from compromising your [...]

May 24th, 2017|Hacking, Recordkeeping, Scammers|

Consumer Alert: Scammers Change Tactics, Once Again

WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, but now the IRS is receiving new reports of scammers calling under the guise of verifying tax return information over the phone. The latest variation being seen in the last few weeks tries to play off the [...]

October 20th, 2016|Scammers|