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It's Tax Season
Stay vigilant against phishing
attacks and tax scams

Phishing attacks never take a holiday, but if there's a "Super Bowl" for scammers, it might just be tax season. With W-2's arriving in mailboxes now, here are a few reminders to help protect yourself from would-be scams. 
The IRS offers helpful tips in their Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft, and check out IRT's resources about how to identify and report a phishing attempt.

As a reminder, the IRS never:
  • Initiates contact with taxpayers by email, text or social media to request personal or financial information
  • Calls taxpayers with threats of lawsuits or arrests
  • Calls, emails or texts to request taxpayers’ Identity Protection PINs

Something suspicious?

Report suspicious online or emailed phishing scams to, or to

We hope this timely reminder helps empower you to stay safe this tax season - and every day!
Your Human Resources, Payroll, and IRT Teams 
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