2021—Year of the Tax Scam

It’s that time of year again, tax season! The inevitability of taxes brings along another inevitability, tax-related scams. Attackers are always changing and adapting. Every year their methods grow in variety, complexity, and boldness. They are always ready to hop onto the newest trends and exploit the latest technology to find the quickest route to steal your identity and money.

What to Expect

You wake up in the morning, and its tax season! But you just haven’t had time to get to it yet. On your phone, you see a voicemail notification, so you listen to it. As you hear the message, your face goes pale and your heart races… even before your first sip of coffee. An automated message is threatening to cancel your social security number, call the police, and have you arrested! To avoid these actions all you have to do is call a specific number and use a prepaid debit card to get this all cleared up.

Later the same day, you receive a text…

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