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Scam Alert: Fraudsters Posing as Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Department on Feb 15, 2018 10:46:42 AM

Some taxpayers receive emails that appear to be from the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) about a tax refund. These emails are a phishing scam, trying to trick victims into providing personal and financial information.

 Do not respond or click any link. If you receive this scam, forward it to phishing@irs.gov and note that it seems to be a scam phishing for your information.

TAP is a volunteer board that advises the IRS on systemic issues affecting taxpayers. It never requests, and does not have access to, any taxpayer’s personal and financial information.

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Topics: Brett W. Neate, Taxes - Corporate & Business, Taxes - Planning, Rules and Returns, Business - Management, Issues & Concerns, Taxes - Individual, tax, cybersecurity, IRS

Help! I Can't Remember All My %&*!# Passwords

Posted by Mike Jaworske on Jun 2, 2017 10:45:53 AM

Q: I am fed up and frustrated trying to keep—and remember passwords that are both complex and creative. This is frustrating and I am at my wit's end. What can I do to make it easier for me to remember but more secure against attacks? -Mary Kay C, Business Executive, Brookpark, Ohio

A: Thanks for your question, Mary Kay. Yours is one that almost everyone can relate and you are not alone in your frustration. Fortunately, I may be able to provide some insight and an alternative for you. 
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Topics: fraud, cybersecurity, Mike Jaworske

Cybersecurity: 5 tips in 5 minutes

Posted by Mike Jaworske on Sep 9, 2016 4:40:39 PM

 Cybersecurity. What if I said I can give you five security tips you can implement in five minutes that will help greatly mitigate the risk of your home or business computer system from becoming a target for cybercriminals?  Yes, it can be that easy! 

While there are certainly savvy hackers out there, the reality is many breaches of security stem from common, no-cost proactive measures that most overlook.

Here are our top five:

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Topics: cybersecurity, Mike Jaworske

Classic Hackers: What War Games Taught us About Technology in the Workplace

Posted by Mike Jaworske on Apr 26, 2016 8:53:36 AM

Classic Hackers: What War Games Taught us About Technology in the Workplace

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Topics: fraud, security, technology, cybersecurity, Mike Jaworske


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