It’s that time of the year again. With tax season upon us, attackers are stepping up their efforts to steal your data. The IRS is reporting an increase in scam emails regarding W-2 information. IRS Scam Notice
Let’s take some time to review safe email practices.
- Always be skeptical – an email “From” address can be spoofed. Email can appear to come from anyone.
- Verify before acting. If an email seems strange call the sender to verify the email is legitimate before taking action
- Never send sensitive information via email. Email is not a secure method to transfer data. Never send PII or financial data in an email.
- Report suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org