October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it’s the perfect time to implement a new educational training series for your employees. Continuous education programs can help safeguard your employees’ confidential information and protect against cyberattacks and data breaches that can lead to crippling financial damage, fraud, and identity theft. Continue reading
*Originally Posted July 11, 2016. Updated May 27, 2020*
You’ve heard the old saying: “Don’t open an email from someone you don’t know.” You assume that your employees understand how to spot a phishing scam with illegitimate hyperlinks or suspicious attachments with odd file extensions. But what if they receive an email that appears to come from your financial adviser, your business’ trusted vendor, or even you? The Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) has anticipated an uptick in BEC scams during the coronavirus pandemic. Since the beginning of the crisis, businesses are seeing 80% of scam emails are using COVID-19 messages. Continue reading
*Originally posted March 27, 2017. Updated January 21, 2020.*
Business tax scams are big business for criminals looking to make a financial gain using your employees’ and business information. Being aware of the schemes criminals are carrying out and the tactics they use to employ them can give your business the best chance to deflect such advances. Continue reading
Don’t get caught in a scam!
Tax scams come in all shapes and sizes. From phone calls to phishing emails, and even by your own tax preparer, criminals are continuing to find new ways to scam you out of your money and personal information. Tax-related scams can be particularly threatening because the information stolen is often used to commit more serious crimes such as tax identity theft.
Follow us as we explore the top-3 tax scams to watch out for this year. Continue reading