Steer clear of tax scams – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

In a rush to file your taxes? Watch out for cybercriminals preying on stressed taxpayers as Tax Day looms large on the horizon.

The IRS-approved tax return filing service has been caught compromising people’s devices with malware for weeks, serving a strong reminder that cybercriminals are also well aware of the fact that it’s the height of tax season. We’re now down to its last days, and chances are that you have yet to file your federal tax return. If so, remain cautious and look out for criminals who may try to exploit the urgency of the situation to their own advantage.

Watch the video to learn how to stay safe as the tax deadline looms large.

FURTHER READING: Did someone file your taxes before you?

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