The IRS has launched its annual Dirty Dozen list, cautioning taxpayers about evolving phishing and smishing scams aimed at stealing sensitive taxpayer data. With email and text scams persisting, the IRS and its Security Summit partners emphasize the need for continued vigilance among individuals and businesses. These scams often involve fraudsters coercing recipients into clicking suspicious links or providing personal and financial information, posing as the IRS. The IRS advises against responding to unsolicited communications purportedly from them, recommending individuals report such instances to phishing@irs.gov. Additionally, individuals should refrain from opening attachments or clicking on links in suspicious emails or texts, instead deleting the original messages.

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