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Tax Time Phishing Scams: What to Be Aware Of

What is tax-related phishing? Who are the typical targets? How do the phishers operate this scam? Learn the answers to these questions, plus what to do if you receive a threat in this infographic.

Tax-related phishing occurs when cybercriminals, spoofing emails or impersonating co-workers, executives or authorities, send fraudulent emails to employees asking for tax information (W-2s and other employee documents) or requesting tax-related responses. When employees respond to these requests, they may inadvertently send private data to a criminal. In other cases, opening the email allows malicious software to launch, infiltrating a company’s computer systems.

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