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 financial accounts. So how can you protect your personal information as you race to get your taxes filed?
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