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By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer 

Get Started: IRS warns that tax season brings security risks

 

January 3, 2018



TAX SEASON AND CYBERSECURITY

While cybersecurity should be a year-round concern for small business owners, income tax filing season can bring some particular risks, according to the IRS.

The agency says it has gotten an increase in reports of attempts to obtain employees' W-2 forms in hopes of stealing people's personal information and identities. The scams often go after employees in companies' human resources and payroll departments, but any staffer or manager could be a target. In the scam, a potential thief poses as a company executive, sending an email from an address that might look l...



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