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IRS warns: 400% flood in phishing and malware this tax year alone

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    There has been a 400% surge in phishing and malware incidents in this tax season alone, the Internal Revenue Service warned this week.

    According to the IRS phony emails aimed at fooling taxpayers into thinking these are official communications from the IRS or others in the tax industry, including tax software companies.

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    “The phishing schemes can ask taxpayers about a wide range of topics. E-mails can seek information related to refunds, filing status, confirming personal information, ordering transcripts and verifying PIN information. Variations of these scams can be seen via text messages, and the communications are being reported in every section of the country,” the IRS stated.

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