Tax Season Risks, (Mon, Apr 3rd)

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If you live in the US, you are likely aware that we are entering the last phase of the tax filing season. Returns are due April 15th, and scammers know that last-minute filing stress makes people less careful. Tax filings typically include sensitive PII like social security numbers, addresses, and other details. The IRS has, in recent years, tried to reduce fraud, but there are still several scams that are hard to eradicate. One of the significant risks is phishing, and one of the hooks that may be used is offers to file taxes for free. Legitimate providers of tax filing services do offer free services for simple returns. The IRS set up a specific site to find a provider for free filing services:

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