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Security Update: Be on Guard against Fraud

As the April tax deadline approaches, it can definitely be a stressful time of year. And the proliferation of criminals looking to rob you of your resources only adds to the anxiety.

Below are some tips to help you avoid malware and phishing attacks and put your mind more at ease.

• The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will never send you an email. You can stop these threats right there. If you receive a communication purporting to be from the IRS, delete it immediately.

• Don’t click on links or open attachments inside unsolicited messages. This is always a security best practice.

• Never file your taxes or conduct any sensitive transaction over public Wi-Fi networks. These sharing services can expose your data to potential interception.

• Use strong passwords.

• If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

• And be sure to visit us here to see how we’re working to protect your information and your hard-earned money.