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IRS, security vendors warn of tax phishers

U.S. taxpayers aren’t the only ones busy as the April 15 tax-filing deadline approaches. Identity thieves posing as the Internal Revenue Service have also been active, sending out hundreds of thousands of phony “phishing” e-mail messages, according to the IRS and security vendors Symantec Corp. and Websense Inc. The IRS began warning of the scams late last year when it spotted the first such fraudulent e-mail messages, which claim to come from irs.gov e-mail addresses, such as tax-refunds@irs.gov or admin@irs.gov. The messages send users to a clone of the IRS Web site where they’re asked for sensitive financial information. Full Story

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