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30,000 taxpayers affected by W-2 phishing scams, IRS warns

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Feb
2017
30,000 taxpayers affected by W-2 phishing scams, IRS warns

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Now that tax season has begun, IRS-related phishing scams are back. This year, hackers are expanding their victim range to include school districts, NGOs and tribal organizations, according to an IRS alert released in February.

“It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive data that criminals can use to commit various crimes, including filing fraudulent tax returns. We need everyone’s help to turn the tide against this scheme,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said.

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