Warning From The IRS – Email & Phone Tax Scams
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning urging consumers in Southeast Texas and throughout the U.S. to look out for two new variations of tax-related phone and email scams.
The phone scam involves pre-recorded messages threatening to suspend or cancel a victim’s Social Security number.
The email phishing scam involves a fake agency, the “Bureau of Tax Enforcement.” It claims that the victim owes past due taxes.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages taxpayers to review the IRS Alert and CISA’s Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on avoiding tax scams year round.
If you believe you have been a victim of a tax-related scam, visit the IRS webpage on Tax Scams – How to Report Them.
If you want to prevent your employees from being a victim of phishing attacks, the team at Discovery I.T. can provide Security Awareness Training that will teach them to recognize and avoid these scams.