Tax season means computer criminals are going to be out in force, pumping out bogus e-mails that purport to be from the Internal Revenue Service. These messages ask you to supply personal information in all kinds of scams.
So what should you do to protect yourself?
Don't supply your personal information, such as Social Security numbers or credit card numbers, to anyone e-mailing you for it. The IRS doesn't discuss tax matters with people by e-mail.
Also, don't open attachments or follow links in unsolicited e-mails. When it comes to computer security, if someone's offering you something online that you didn't ask for, chances are you probably don't want it.
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