HMRC phish swipes email login, payment details

It isn’t tax season for UK (or US) residents, but that hasn’t deterred scammers from sending out an HMRC phish double whammy with a tight deadline attached.

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A week in security (April 16 – April 22)

A roundup of security news from April 16 – April 22, including tax fraud, Adobe Flash, trustjacking, and surveillanceware.

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Tips to stay secure during tax season

What are some ways you can protect your information (and identity) during tax season? Here are tried and true tips to help protect against tax-related identity theft.

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Multiple scam centers raided in India for IRS fraud

Over 600 fake call center employees in India were detained early last week for suspicion of conducting fraudulent or scam calls to US taxpayers while posing as IRS agents.

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A week in security (Sep 11 – Sep 17)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from September 11th to September 17th. This week, we talked about DetoxCrypto ransomware, a tax fraud campaign, malvertisement on adult sites, and phishers having a bad day.

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What you need to know about tax identity theft

With a year of unprecedented data breaches, from Equifax to Yahoo, it’s more important than ever to keep an eagle eye out for tax identity theft. Read on to find out what tax ID theft is and how you can protect against it.

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IRS phone scammers double up their efforts for the holidays

It might not be tax season yet, but Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impersonators are hard at work scamming people during the holidays. They are leaving threatening voice messages to victims they’ve cataloged in a giant database. The purpose of this scam is to collect money from tax payers by using a well-rehearsed script made of lies and threats.

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