The IRS has warned taxpayers of a clever scheme by internet scammers to dupe taxpayers into revealing their bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP) that Congress authorized last Spring.
The IRS and other government agencies have noted a rise in scams and other fraudulent activities surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.
One of the most common types of scams these days technically doesn’t involve any hacking but can cost your business time and money.
The term “identity theft protection service” can be misleading. Before you sign up, make sure you understand what service is provided.
Unfortunately, the “vision” for cybersecurity is anything but 20/20. The crooks continue to get more sophisticated with additional tools like “deepfakes” that will add a new dimension to what is possible. No amount of legislation nor penalties are going to protect us—the consumer.
Often, identity theft and refund fraud victims may be unaware that their identity has been used fraudulently. Should you consider getting an Identity Protection PIN?