IRS Warns Taxpayers About Scams as Tax Deadline Approaches

Original release date: April 13, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a press release to warn of a potential increase in scams targeting taxpayers around the April 18 tax deadline. Before and after the deadline, scammers may tempt or pressure taxpayers into revealing personal information. US-CERT and IRS recommend taxpayers prepare for heightened risk this tax season and remain vigilant year-round.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IRS news release for details and refer to US-CERT Security Tip ST15-001 for information on tax-themed phishing attacks.

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