Experts warn Brooklyn residents against Internet tax scams

As tax season approaches, experts offer Brooklyn residents tips to ensure they don?t fall victim to Internet scams.Phishing is the practice Internet bandits use who

BROOKLYN - As tax season approaches, experts offer Brooklyn residents tips to ensure they don?t fall victim to Internet scams.Phishing is the practice Internet bandits use who send unsuspecting e-mails to trick people into revealing personal and financial information. Experts say at this time of year, scammers send phony e-mails claiming to be part of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The fake e-mails offer tax refunds in exchange for information.Finance Committee Chairman David Weprin says simply opening some of these e-mails can make some computer information vulnerable. IRS officials say they will never initiate tax discussions over e-mail, therefore, all such e-mails claiming to be from the IRS are phony.

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