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23
Oct
2017
Tax Professionals - Don’t be Tricked by Scams

Tax Professionals - Don’t be Tricked by Scams

Every tax practitioner whether they are a member of a major accounting firm or an owner of a one-person storefront is a potential target for highly sophisticated, well-funded and technologically adept cyber criminals around the world.

Their objective: to steal your clients’ data so they can file fraudulent tax returns that better impersonate their victims.

Their tactics: to trick you into giving up computer passwords, e-Services passwords, to steal your EFINs or CAF numbers or even to take remote control of your entire computer system.

Recent scam - https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/consumer-alert-irs-warns-taxpayers-tax-pros-of-new-e-services-scam

Electronic data management systems, client portals, and cloud-computing systems foster an ease of doing business. However, records maintained by firms must remain confidential because of professional standards, statutes, and regulations governing record retention. Data breaches can happen in numerous ways, including the following: a lost or stolen device, hacking, fraud, improper disposal of data, and errant email messages. It may be only a matter of time until you face a similar breach.

Protect your client’s information, protect yourself.  Don't second guess if your client's information is protected or not.  Feel free to contact navitend for a FREE IT and Data Security Audit specifically designed for the Tax Preparation Professional. Call Patrice at 973.448.0070 ext 311 for more information or email info@navitend.com.

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