Avoid Phishing Emails

 This video was published by the IRS. More than 90% of identity thefts and data breaches start with a phishing email. Phishing scams pose as a trusted company, maybe your bank, a favorite retailer, your tax software provider, or your state tax agency...even the IRS. Here's one way to recognize a scam. The phishing email [...]

Easy Steps to Protect Your Computer and Phone

 This video was published by the IRS. Thieves are working 24/7 to steal your identity. Here are some quick and easy steps you can take to protect yourself online: Use security software for computers and mobile phones and set it to update automatically. Use strong and unique passwords for all accounts. Use two-factor authentication whenever [...]

Taxpayers Should Be on the Lookout for New Versions of These Two Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with [...]

Here’s What Taxpayers Should Do to Protect Private Data

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers should protect their personal and financial data from criminals who continue to steal large amounts of information. Thieves use the data to file bogus tax returns and commit crimes while impersonating the victim. All taxpayers should follow these steps to protect themselves and their data. Keep a [...]

Tax Identity Theft Isn’t a Game

Our firm takes security very seriously. We want to begin with a reminder that tax identity theft is a growing problem. With fraudsters becoming much more sophisticated and large breaches happening so frequently — such as the 2017 Equifax incident, which affected 143 million American consumers —tax identity theft remains a concern. Unfortunately, it can take [...]