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Keep an eye out for tax season scams

April 3, 2017
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Tax season is open season for fraud scams. Scams that say they are from the IRS come in many forms, not only via email. Fraudulent telephone scams and also pop-up windows suggesting support and upgrades are commonly used for scams.

For your own online safety, beware of telephone calls, supposedly from the IRS, telling you you owe money. Do not click on links or call telephone numbers that appear in pop-up windows or text messages. Learn more on the Phishing Scams Targeting the UMN blog.