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The Street – Hackers Are Targeting Taxpayers. Here’s How to Protect Your Data

During tax season consumers might receive calls that claim your social security number was stolen and verification is needed, but these are actually attempts to get information to use in scams or your bank account information to steal your money, Alex Hamerstone, director of advisory solutions for TrustedSec, a Strongsville, Ohio-based cybersecurity company, told TheStreet

“Live callers will often claim to be the IRS, but the IRS will almost never call you for any reason,” he said. “Scammers will try to scare you and create a sense of urgency. They want you to make a decision right away, because they know the longer you think about it, the more likely you will realize you are being scammed.”

April 05, 2022