Scammers Prey On Last-Minute Tax-Filers

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Consumer Affairs consumer news reports that there’s a lot of very saavy scamming going on, targeting last-minute tax-filers. Here are some great tips to keep yourself safe from scams and phishing schemes.

How can you protect yourself while filing your taxes online? Here are RiskIQ’s best suggestions:

  • Protect and secure any physical device on which you are preparing taxes with firewalls, anti-virus software, and anti-spyware software.

  • Use a trusted Wi-Fi network or VPN to file your taxes — never use public Wi-Fi.

  • Before filing your taxes, answer these four questions:

    • Who owns the site?

    • Are they reputable?

    • How long has it been around?

    • Did I ask to be sent here?

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