Skip to main content

Main Header


Enter a term to load popular Topics & and Help results...

Security Central

March 18, 20192 minute read

hand holding lock

Your Cybersecurity Resource

Security Central is here to:

  • Provide education about cybersecurity
  • Help you protect yourself
  • Keep you informed on current security issues

On Tap this Month: Tax Season Fraud

Taxes are top of mind this year - not just for those of us filing them - for scammers too. Here's some information along with some resources to help keep your personal information and your refund where they belong: with you. 

IRS Scam Warning Signs

  • Receiving a call from the IRS about an issue with your taxes
    • Scammers often use fake caller IDs with Washington D.C. area codes - don't be fooled. The IRS makes contact by mail first. 
  • Receiving an email from the IRS
    • Remember, the IRS makes contact by mail first.
  • Attempts to coerce you into taking immediate action.
    • Using fear tactics and threats you don't follow their instructions.

Steps to Take if You Suspect a Scam

  • IRS representatives have two forms of ID - a pocket commission and HSPD-12 card. Ask for them and then verify them with the IRS.
  • If you receive an email, don't click on any links or respond. Forward it to the IRS at, then delete it.
  • If you're contacted by phone and it's obviously a scam, hang up.
  • Read our blog for more information and tips. 

Your perspective is important to us and helps us see where we're hitting the mark and where there might be areas to improve.
Why is this important?

Have feedback? Tell Us!