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Here are the ITS Nasty 9 tax tricks that we think fraudsters could play on members of our community to scam folks out of their hard-earned dough. Our Nasty 9 are based on the IRS’s Dirty Dozen. We chose these because they are most likely to be what members of our community might see. With [Read More]

Filing your taxes is already stressful enough, but having scammers impersonate IRS officials skews the playing field even more.  Time to brush up on your 1040 Defense. What the IRS WILL do: The IRS WILL send official letters called “notices” BEFORE calling or visiting. IRS agents WILL have 2 forms of ID, a pocket commission [Read More]

[The following Memorandum was sent via email on February 4, 2019, to all active UNCG faculty and staff.] MEMORANDUM TO: UNCG Faculty and Staff FROM: Dr. Dana Dunn, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Charles Maimone, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer Donna Heath, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services & Chief Information Officer [Read More]

Tax scam season is upon us. Will you file taxes for the first time this year? Maybe this is your second or third time. Whether you’re new to the process, or a veteran, you should know some 1040 Defense! Here are some pointers to help you outsmart scammers: Use reputable tax prep services. Attackers use [Read More]

It’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Identity thieves and tax scammers LOVE tax season. They steal social security numbers to claim tax refunds, apply for loans, even get jobs. Save yourself time and headaches by becoming familiar with the tax process and some common tactics that criminals use to steal your information. The National Cybersecurity [Read More]