IRS Warns of New Imposter Scam That Spreads Malware

NextGov: Online bad actors are impersonating tax collectors to spread malware and potentially gain access to people’s computers, according to the IRS.

Last week, agency officials warned taxpayers to watch out for a new phishing campaign involving fraudsters disguised as IRS agents. The agency does not send taxpayers emails out of the blue, they said, so all unsolicited messages should be viewed with suspicion.

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