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Liberty Tax Issues Alert of Phishing Scam

Liberty Tax Service has cautioned of the most recent phishing scam which's presently circulating online in disguise while attempting at duping unwitting taxpayers, so published businesswire.com in news on December 5, 2011.

It maybe mentioned that Liberty Tax Service serves to prepare individuals as well as small enterprises in filing tax returns, and it's an organization based in USA.

As for the scam, Liberty alerts that the subject line used in the latest fake electronic mail is shown as "Canceled Tax Transfer."

The message asserts that Liberty's bank annulled the tax transaction of the e-mail recipient that his bank dispatched from his account, as well as advises him for selecting any organization's website that files returns free of cost but isn't the Internal Revenue Service's website.

Thus, these e-mails indicate that scammers have started to once again dispatch e-mails supposedly from the Treasury Department or IRS, which ask for confidential information such as passwords, personal payment card alternatively bank account numbers, Social Security Numbers as well as passport details.

Further, telling more about the scam, CEO John Hewitt of Liberty Tax Service stated that frequently e-mail frauds imposed fear enticing recipients (taxpayers) towards taking action, alternatively pledged a refund. And while being crafty or elaborative, the scams might even involve websites and logos, which appeared similar as of IRS, he added. Businesswire.com published this.

But taxpayers can do away with getting victimized with the Liberty phishing e-mails by being aware of certain tips the Service's officials outlined. These are: first, IRS does not ever request for any financial or other personal details like credentials to access financial accounts like bank or credit card; passwords; and/or PIN numbers. Secondly, it doesn't send e-mail to taxpayers for communicating and certainly not any regarding his tax account.

Hence, incase anybody gets the above kind of e-mail that poses as being from IRS he must avoid answering it.

But, he may inform the IRS about these scams by visiting its authorized site namely http://www.irs.gov alternatively dialing the hotline numbers of the agency, and thereby helping shutdown such fraudulent schemes as well as others from falling for them.

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» SPAMfighter News - 13-12-2011

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