Tuesday, April 14, 2009

U.S. Tax Season and Phishing Scams

Yes, I waited until close to the last minute to file our tax returns. Figuring it out both ways, it worked out better for us by filing our return as married/separate.

If you are in the mad scramble to file your return on time, don't fall into any phishing scams. As US-Cert reported today:
"Phishing scams may appear as a tax refund, an offer to assist in filing for a refund, or contain details about fake e-file websites. These messages may appear to be from the IRS and directly ask users for personal information. These messages may also contain a link and instruct the user to follow the link to a website that requests personal information or contains malicious code.

US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves from this type of phishing scam:
Reference: US Tax Season and Phishing Scams

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

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