The Internal Revenue Service’s new security measures this tax season to counter identity theft and tax fraud appear to be having little impact so far on criminals, according to a security expert who monitors the online chat rooms where fraudsters swap taxpayers sensitive personal and financial information.
Beware fraudsters are at it again this tax season. Here’s a summary of the 2 main types of scams listed in the article.
Doxx and Fullz scam- “The underground has already had evasion methodologies and practice for years where it’s just considered part of the hack to pull a background report and profile, what they call ‘doxxing,’” he said. “In the underground the slang term for a record of information—name, date of birth, Social Security Number, mother’s maiden name, address—that’s called ‘fullz.’ In order to fully utilize the fullz, they need to doxx their fullz, and once they doxx the fullz, then they have a profile that they can use to be able to answer any verification questions.”
The Doxx and Fullz hackers are being monitoring on the underground forums.
IRS impersonators – Then there are still a different set of scammers who are “calling taxpayers pretending to be from the IRS and harassing them into making payments.”
Be safe with your personal information this tax season. There are plenty of scammers out there looking to take what they can from
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