IRS Tips #2 for Tax Season

With tax season just around the corner, the IRS has released the second in their series of tips to keep your tax information safe online.

Read the full article here – https://www.irs.gov/uac/Dont-Take-the-Bait-Avoid-Phishing-and-Malware-to-Protect-Your-Personal-Data

Don’t Take the Bait; Avoid Phishing and Malware to Protect Your Personal Data

IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 2, November 30, 2015

Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself:

  • Avoid suspicious phishing emails that appear to be from the IRS or other companies; do not click on the links- go directly to their websites instead.
  • Beware of phishing scams asking you to update or verify your accounts.
  • To avoid malware, don’t open attachments in emails unless you know who sent it and what it contains.
  • Download and install software only from websites you know and trust.
  • Use security software to block pop-up ads, which can contain viruses.
  • Ensure your family understands safe online and computer habits.