Phishing scams attempting to steal a person's identity through the use of spoof emails will probably continue to occur for many years. You probably heard that the King of Spam was finally caught last week, but that will not put an end to the phishing identity theft spoofs created by other spammers.
Late last month the IRS reported a spoof phishing scam. As with any spoof emails if you receive an email from an entity claiming to be the IRS don't buy into the scam, and never click through any links within the email. Be sure to always report suspicious emails to the entity they claim to be representing.
First and foremost, be sure to keep your computer anti-virus definitions and firewall programs up to date to help guard you from identity theft. Phishing scams are just one example of a variety of ways fraudsters attempt to steal our identities. Learn more about phishing scams to protect yourself.
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