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Fraudsters Build Up Phishing Repertoire for 2021 Tax Season. Are You Ready?

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Feb
2021
Fraudsters Build Up Phishing Repertoire for 2021 Tax Season. Are You Ready?

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As millions of US taxpayers prepare for 2021 tax season, hordes of fraudsters and scammers are preparing to rip off residents and non-residents alike.

Fraudsters had an early start anticipating the buzz surrounding tax filing season, with phishing campaigns impersonating the government agency as early as November 25, 2020, according to Bitdefender Antispam Lab.

Spikes in IRS-related phishing scams were noticed January 19 and 21 when most the incoming agency-related correspondence was marked as spam.

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