Security Experts: Beware of Tax-Themed Cyber Scams


Published 03/18 2014 10:42AM

Updated 03/18 2014 11:00AM

(CNN) Security experts say tax filing season creates a perfect storm for cyber schemes.

They're warning people to be on the lookout for fraudulent tax-themed messages that appear to be from the IRS or online tax prep programs but are actually scams.

Cyber crooks could use the information you put in those e-mails to get your personal data or seize control of your computer files.

The IRS says it never uses e-mail to request personal or financial information.

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