April 12, 2013
It's tax time again and more and more Americans are choosing to file their taxes electronically. Unfortunately, the bad guys know this and have stepped up their phishing efforts to try to get password, financial and other confidential information from taxpayers with promises of tax refunds.
Some UCSD faculty, staff and students are currently receiving e-mails claiming to be from the IRS stating that there was an error on your return and you need to fill out an online form to collect your refund. Please be aware that the IRS does not do business this way and will never send unsolicited e-mail asking for personal or financial information. Should you receive one of these e-mails, you can protect yourself by doing the following:
* Do not reply
For more information on phishing, please go to Blink
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