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Beware of IRS/FBI Themed Ransomware Scam

The IRS recently issued a warning to be aware of yet another new phishing scheme to try to con people out of money. This one involves a scam email that uses the emblems of both the FBI and IRS. The email will attempt to get you to click on a link to download a fake FBI questionnaire but what you will actually be downloading is a malware called ransomware. This ransomware will prevent you from accessing data stored on your device until you pay money to the scammers.

Always remember that if you have a tax issue the first contact from the IRS WILL NOT be via an email. Please consult your tax advisor on all the above issues.

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