Online Identity Theft: Better Business Bureau Warns of Tax-Time Scams

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The IRS will never email you and ask you to submit W-2 personal tax information electronically, but a new scam email is asking taxpayers to click on a link to input the information as part of an identity theft scam. The Better Business Bureau shares tips to help you recognize online tax scams in this article from Kentucky’s Times Leader. The article says such an email sometimes comes from a fictitious “Treasury Department” stating a refund or tax inheritance is waiting and the taxpayer needs to provide personal information.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.