Avoid Identity Theft; Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scam

December 2016
Employee Plans News;2016, Issue 13, p1
The article offers tips from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) how to prevent or avoid identity theft. It states that the agency introduced the public awareness campaign called Taxes. Security, Together, as part of its Security Summit effort. Tips to determine and avoid a phishing e-mail include the e-mail contains a link, an attachment, and it is from a government agency.


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