IRS Scams

ID Thieves Took $4 Million from Tax Returns

A group of sophisticated identity thieves managed to steal more than $4
million by filing bogus tax returns using the names and Social Security
numbers of other people, many of them deceased, according to a 74-count
indictment unsealed in Arizona. Read the full article. [Wired]

IRS Tax Phishing Scam Circulating

It’s tax season, and that means IRS-related phishing scams are ramping up. One such fake e-mail hitting in-boxes this past week asks
“U.S.-based employers” to complete an “updated” version of the
government’s W-2 form because of “important changes” within the forms. Read the full article.  [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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