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IRS Releases Dirty Dozen Scam List: Don’t Be A Victim

February 27, 2016

Each year, people fall prey to tax scams. That’s why the IRS posts a list of its annual “Dirty Dozen.” Stay safe and be informed – don’t become a victim.

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FTC Shares Security Tips for ASUS Wireless Routers

February 24, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has provided network security tips for vulnerable ASUS-branded wireless routers. Major security flaws in these routers may have exposed customers' sensitive information to malicious actors.

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IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 10

February 7, 2016

Already in 2016, the IRS is seeing multiple email phishing scams – some posing as the IRS – targeting tax preparers. These scams are designed to steal sensitive information – either the preparers’ passwords for IRS accounts or sensitive taxpayer data stored on computers.

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IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 9

February 5, 2016

Because of improved protections in recent years, the Internal Revenue Service stops the vast majority of fraudulent tax returns using stolen identities. But identity thieves and criminal syndicates continue to persist and evolve.

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IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 8

February 3, 2016

If you’re still keeping old tax returns and receipts stuffed in a shoe box stuck in the back of the closet, you might want to rethink that approach.

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IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 7

February 1, 2016

Here are some best practices you can follow to protect your tax and financial information.

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IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 6

January 29, 2016

If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, you should contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a “fraud alert” on your credit account. This critically important step makes it harder for identity thieves to obtain a credit card or loan in your name.

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IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 5

January 28, 2016

Some simple steps – and a conversation – can help the young and old avoid identity theft schemes and scammers.

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IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 4

January 28, 2016

Many of us use the same sign-on and password over and over for our online accounts.

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IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 3

January 26, 2016

Here are seven steps you can make part of your routine to protect your tax and financial information.

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