904 731-8005
Close

Client Center

Back

Liscio

Client Portal Login

Individuals
Businesses


Forgot Your Password? Please try logging in with the last password you remember first. (If that fails, you'll be able to reset your password on the next page.)

QuickBooks Online

Receipt Bank

Video Meeting

Join a scheduled video meeting with our staff.
Close
Send Request

New IRS warning: Email scams will surge this holiday season

Unfortunately, cyber scammers never take a vacation. In fact, the IRS has issued a warning of a surge in fraudulent emails that bait potential phishing victims with fake tax transcripts. Links within these emails lead recipients to documents containing the well-known malware, Emotet.

Fraudulent emails will look as if they are coming from the IRS and specific banks and financial institutions. These emails usually have an attachment labeled "Tax Account Transcript" or something similar with a subject line that uses some variation of the phrase "Tax Transcript." Be warned that scammers will likely also use other subject line verbiage.

This season’s scam targets not only individual taxpayers but businesses as well. If an employee opens the malware, it can spread through a company’s network requiring a time-consuming and expensive fix. Employers should be sure to educate employees on this newest scam and offer a refresher course on how to spot fraudulent emails.

Remember, the IRS never sends unsolicited emails or sensitive information via email. If you think that you have received a malicious email, do not click on the message. Instead, forward the potential fraudulent email to phishing@irs.gov and then promptly delete it. If you receive such an email at work, do not interact with it and alert your IT department immediately.






   

Back to List


Next Generation Accounting Firms provide clients with the highest level of client service and professional support. At Portnoy CPA we go beyond the numbers to partner with clients—working year round to ensure you stay on a healthy financial path. We also offer an advanced...

Read More

BOSS is the answer to your back office headaches. Our cloud-based solution enables you to hand complex accounting tasks over to us. We work the numbers while providing you 24/7 access to your data—and all at a fixed, affordable monthly fee.

Read More

Latest from Our Blog