IRS Warning: Look Out for Cyberscams


Published 03/18 2014 04:21PM

Updated 03/18 2014 09:17PM

NEW YORK -- Security experts say tax filing season creates a perfect storm for cyberscams.

The IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for fraudulent tax-themed messages that appear to be from them or online tax prep programs -- but are actually scams.

Crooks could use the information you put in those e-mails to get your personal data or seize control of your computer files.

The IRS says it never uses e-mail to request personal or financial information.

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