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Phishing scam targets tax professionals

 


The Washington Department of Revenue (Revenue) is cautioning tax practitioners to be aware of an emerging phishing email scam that pretends to be from tax software providers and tries to trick recipients into clicking on a bogus link.

The email scam is the latest in a series of attempts to trick people into giving up sensitive information such as passwords, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers, or into making unnecessary payments.

In the newest scam, tax professionals are receiving emails pretending to be from tax software companies. The email asks recipients to download and install an important software update via a link included in the email.

Once recipients click on the embe...



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