Tax season 2022: Be careful of these ongoing scams, IRS warns

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Be careful of scams and schemes when preparing to file taxes this season, the Internal Revenue Service warns.

The tax agency is asking consumers to properly secure computers, tablets, and phones, as having this solid cybersecurity protection and scam recognition is vital to reduce the threat of identity theft inside and outside the tax system.

According to the IRS, it works closely with Security Summit, a partnership with state tax agencies and the private-sector tax industry, to help protect taxpayer information and defend against identity threats.

But taxpayers and tax professionals can also take steps to help in this effort.

Here are 10 tips to help minimize exposure to fraud and identity theft, according to the IRS.

Safeguard personal data

Provide a Social Security number, for example, only when necessary. Only offer personal information or conduct financial transactions on sites that have been verified as reputable, encrypted…

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