With tax season in full the IRS warns of new tax-related phishing scams swing the IRS us warning citizens, tax preparers, HR personnel and payroll staffer of new tax phishing tax scams being implemented this year by cybercriminals.
So far this tax season the IRS has come across a steady stream of fake emails, text messages, websites and social media attempts to steal personal information, most of which claim to be from the IRS. One new variation spotted actually has the malicious actors depositing money into the victim’s legitimate bank account.
“After stealing client data from tax professionals and filing fraudulent tax returns, these criminals use the taxpayers' real bank accounts for the deposit. Thieves are then using various tactics to reclaim the refund from the taxpayers, and their versions of the scam may continue to evolve, IRS reported.
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