The 2019 tax season is here, and with it comes an increase in identity theft resulting from tax scams.
In a typical tax scam, the fraudster reaches out to the victim disguised as an employee of the IRS or State, stating they want to help with tax filing or requesting payment on owed taxes. Tax scam emails typically include the tax service’s name and official seal, and may even link to a phony website to appear more official.
Don’t let your employees or accountholders fall victim to these crimes!
Education for Employees
W-2 forms contain a lot of sensitive information on employees, and are therefore highly sought after by identity thieves for filing fake tax returns. In fact, tax scams involving stolen W-2s have become one of the more dangerous email scams for tax administrations.
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