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CyberSecurity Update: The Ransomware Threat

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Cybercrime has reached a new level. Imagine cybercriminals holding your files for ransom. It sounds like something out of a movie set in the distant future, but business owners and households are facing such a threat today. ...

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Saving Your Elderly Parents from Financial Fraud

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Talk to them about their money (and those who could take it away). Elders are financially defrauded daily in this country. Just a tiny percentage of these crimes are made public. In fact, the National Adult Protective ...

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The EMV Switch

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This new payment card technology touts higher security…Is is true? A new type of payment card has been making the news—EMV cards (short for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa). These cards have been used around the world ...

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Child Identity Theft

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You are not the only one who needs to be on guard about their personal data safety. Minor children are 35 times more likely than adults to suffer ID theft. Here’s what parents need to know. The latest target of identity ...

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Spring Cyber Security Update

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Spotlight: Devices Smartphones and tablets are small devices filled with our sensitive, personal information—making them extremely valuable to thieves. In fact, 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in 2013 in the United ...

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IRS Asking Some Taxpayers to Verify Their ID

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A website has been created to assist in the process. In an effort to help combat ID theft as it affects tax returns, IRS is now asking some taxpayers to verify their identification.  IRS has set up some filters to try to ...

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Tax Season Phone Scams

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Beware of crooks calling you up & claiming to be the IRS. Every year, con artists posing as the Internal Revenue Service perpetrate scams on taxpayers. Their weapon is a telephone, and they use it to leave thousands of ...

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Boston Globe: 800,000 Using Health Site Got Incorrect Tax Data

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2015/02/21/using-health-site- many-healthcare-gov-users-got-incorrect-tax- data/Qrd7qgrMkM4nt0x9cDPgIO/story.html?p1=Article_InThisSection_Bottom
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New Bogus IRS Email Scam

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The IRS is reporting a NEW e-mail scam. The e-mail attachment has the IRS logo and even the privacy statement at the bottom of the notice. Do NOT click on the attachment. TIGTA (Treasury Inspector General for ...

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IRS Scammers Net $14 Million from 3,000 Victims

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-watch/irs-scammers-net-14-million-from-3000-victims-73385-1.html
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