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IRS Offers 6 Tips to Thwart Email Phishing Scams

With the holidays upon us and tax season approaching, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation tax industry are warning people to be on the lookout following a surge of new, sophisticated email phishing scams.

In 2018, the IRS recorded a 60 percent increase in bogus email schemes that sought to steal money or tax data. These schemes can endanger a taxpayer’s financial and tax data, allowing identity thieves a chance to try stealing a tax refund. Protect yourself by following these phishing prevention tips.