Make Your Clients Aware of Last-Minute Phishing Email Scams

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Recently, the IRS released a bulletin warning tax professionals and taxpayers of last-minute phishing email scams, especially emails requesting last-minute deposit changes for refunds or account updates.

You can advise your clients:

  • Never open an attachment or link from an unknown or suspicious source because the email may infect a computer with malware or steal information.
  • The IRS does not send unsolicited emails or request sensitive data via email.
  • If your clients receive suspicious emails that appear to be from a tax software provider or from the IRS, they should forward them to phishing@irs.gov.

Access the full IRS bulletin here, and be sure to review other fraud and security articles on the Intuit® ProConnect™ Tax Pro Center.

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