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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]

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]

Members of the UNCG community are being targeted by a social-engineering attack that consists of conversational emails which appear to be from senior UNCG personnel and administrators. These are hand-crafted attacks in which criminals impersonate the officials, and direct the victim to purchase retail gift cards. Unfortunately, these types of scams have cost UNCG employees [Read More]

Members of the UNCG community have recently become the target of a gift card scam. These are hand-crafted attacks where criminals impersonate a senior UNCG employee and direct the victim to purchase retail gift cards. This has unfortunately cost employees hundreds of dollars. In this specific scam, the attacker impersonates someone you know using the [Read More]