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Security Experts: Beware of Tax-Themed Cyber Scams

Cyber crooks could use the information you put in emails to get your personal data or seize control of your computer files.
(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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