Even businesses aren’t immune to online IRS scams.

Con artists tend to ramp-up activity around tax filing season, developing schemes that appear legitimate. There are many governmental warnings out there, telling individual taxpayers to be on the alert. But businesses need to be just as vigilant.

There are a variety of schemes out there.

First off, never click on links from anyone claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS does not initiate contact by email, text message, phone call or through social media sites. The IRS communicates via USPS mail.

Realize in scenarios like these, education is the key to prevention. Everyone at the company must be aware that if they click on what turns out to be a fake email or website, they could be putting the entire business in jeopardy.

One email scheme targets tax, payroll and human resources personnel, with criminals pretending to be…

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