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IRS News Release: Taxpayers Warned Against Email, Other Phishing Scams as Holiday Season Approaches

Dec. 3, 2019, 4:48 PM

While phishing scams are a year-round threat, as the holiday season approaches, and as part of National Tax Security Awareness Week, taxpayers are warned to watch out for phishing scams in the deluge of holiday email messages from retailers and others, the IRS announced. The IRS stated more than 90% of all data thefts begin with an email phishing scam. The IRS reminded taxpayers that most phishing scams come in the form of an email making something seem urgent and instructing the recipient to open a link or download an attachment which secretly downloads malicious software to one’s computer or...

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