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IRS Scam Leverages Hacked Tax Preparers, Client Bank Accounts

19
Feb
2018
IRS Scam Leverages Hacked Tax Preparers, Client Bank Accounts

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Identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud have been busy of late hacking online accounts at multiple tax preparation firms, using them to file phony refund requests. Once the Internal Revenue Service processes the return and deposits money into bank accounts of the hacked firms’ clients, the crooks contact those clients posing as a collection agency and demand that the money is “returned.”

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