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IRS Tax Warning: Watch out for Smishing Scams and Fraud



April naturally comes with the stress of submitting taxes (Tax Day, April 15, is simply two weeks away). However sadly, tax season additionally comes with a heightened threat of tax scams. Whilst you could also be acquainted with phishing scams that arrive through electronic mail, smishing is one other menace to pay attention to. The IRS has not too long ago raised the alarm on evolving techniques like “smishing” and urges taxpayers to stay vigilant in opposition to these and related schemes.

“Scammers are relentless of their makes an attempt to acquire delicate monetary and private data, and impersonating the IRS stays a favourite tactic,” IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel mentioned in a release.