Federal Tax

Holiday Shopping May Increase Cybercrime

Be on the lookout for online scams, says the IRS. Between COVID-19 and holiday shopping, there’s increased time online, which raises the risk of cybercrime. That’s why the IRS is urging taxpayers to step up their protection efforts. For example, don’t reveal more information about yourself than required, says the IRS, citing examples such as birthday and age. Ensure your firewall and anti-virus protections are turned on and updated. Learn to recognize and avoid scams. Don’t click links or attachments from unknown sources. Shop only at reputable online retailers. Avoid public Wi-Fi unless you use a virtual private network. Here’s more. For questions, reach out to the Cg Team. © 2020