Fraudsters are out in full force as Tax Day approaches. Use this list to keep your company’s employees informed on what to watch out for this year.

Steve Zurier, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading

April 4, 2022

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Tax Day may be on April 18, but cybercriminals and scammers have been at it for the past several months trying to dupe taxpayers.

The job falls to security teams to heighten awareness of potential threats to employees so they are aware of the latest scams that target W-9s, W-2s, and IRS form CP80, the refund form.

"Companies can prepare for these scams by warning their users of the increased risk but also ensuring that backups are up to date and tested, lateral movement options – especially for users who are still working from home – are limited, and internal patching and segmentation is up to date," says Casey Ellis, founder and CTO at Bugcrowd.

Most savvy companies likely already have been prepping for tax scams. But here's a rundown of the biggest threats this 2022 tax season.

About the Author(s)

Steve Zurier

Contributing Writer, Dark Reading

Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience and has covered networking, security, and IT as a writer and editor since 1992. Steve is based in Columbia, Md.

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