College and university students should be on alert for an IRS-impersonation scam targeting educational institutions, including anyone with a .edu email address.

The phishing scam sends the recipient an email that looks like it comes from the IRS and has a subject line like “Tax Refund Payment” or “recalculation of your tax refund payment”. There is a link in the email for the recipient to click and submit a form, supposedly for their refund.

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James Kilgore, CPA gives a summary of this year’s identity protection hot-button items:

 

 

It is the unfortunate truth that fraud is ever-present in this day and age. Last year, Ohio combatted a record number of fraudulent tax returns, and our clients deal with telephone and email scams all of the time. This year, there have been a few developments in identity protection- read on to see what’s on the horizon as we ramp up for Tax Season 2016.

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