May 14, 2021
With the tax filing deadline looming online scammers have moved into high gear to try and steal your personal information. A whole series of tried and true scams are being directed at those who may not be paying attention as they race the May 15th deadline.
"This is prime time for scammers who use the confusion of the
last week of getting your IRS info together and filed to initiate a
slew of scams that end up costing you money or your personal
information," says CEO of Cyber Security Giant FitechGelb Ian
Marlow (see short bio below).
Some of the scams include threatening phishing emails and requests for personal information from from those posing as IRS representatives.
The IRS never initiates contact with taxpayers by email, text
messages or social media channels to request personal or financial
information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or
similar access information for credit cards, banks or other
So how can you protect your personal information as you race to get your taxes filed?