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IRS News - News Release IR-2018-17, "Tax Pros Urged to Step Up Security as Filing Scheme Emerges, Reminded to Report Data Thefts"

05 Feb 2018 10:01 AM | Anonymous

As indicated in the IRS News Release #IR-2018-17, seeing the emergence of a new filing season scam, the Internal Revenue Service today urged tax professionals to step up security and beware of phishing emails that can secretly download malicious software that can help cyber-criminals steal client data. Only a few days into the filing season, the IRS has already identified a new scam that began with cyber-criminals stealing data from several tax practitioners’ computers and filing fraudulent tax returns. Please take a look for additional information.

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