Threat Brief: Tax Scams are Back and Spreading Fast

Posted by Alexa Villanueva on Thu, Feb 01, 2018

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W-2 PHISHING EMAILS INCREASED 870% IN 2017

Cybercriminals are becoming smarter in developing sophisticated schemes that can easily deceive anyone. From perfectly constructed emails that look legitimate to fake phone calls claiming to be from the IRS… it’s all coming back and the scams are spreading faster than ever!

This month's Executive Threat Brief provides you information on how the scam works and steps to stay safe this tax season.

BrandProtect Executive Threat Briefs are designed to minimize your exposures by educating you and your team about simple steps you can take to protect your personal information online.

BrandProtect has developed a series of free, monthly Executive Threat Briefs focused on social media risk.  The briefs deal with online situations that you and your people encounter every day, and the simple steps you can take to be better protected from common social media dangers. You can use this piece internally and externally for educating your staff  (and alerting their families) on social media risk. 

Topics: ThreatBrief, tax scam, phishing emails

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