USPS: Tips to avoid scams at tax time

If you’ve received a text message or email from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about your taxes, there’s a good chance it was a scammer trying to con you out of your tax refund. Tax scams become pervasive as April 15, the deadline to file federal taxes, nears. Scammers, impersonating IRS representatives, use phishing (email),…

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USPS: ‘Smishing’ brings email phishing to phones

The Postal Inspection Service has a message for consumers: Don’t become a “smishing” victim. The law enforcement agency is warning the public about the scam — short for SMS phishing — in which fraudsters impersonate banks, credit card companies and even the Postal Service in text messages to lure recipients into divulging personal financial data….

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