New tax scam emerges, experts say to make sure emails are legitimate before opening them


SPRINGFIELD – You may think you’ve heard it all when it comes to tax and email scams, but security experts say people are falling for a new scam this tax season.

The scam you need to look out for is called  “trick bot”. 

It appears to be sent from a reputable payroll firm or an accountant, but it comes with links or attachments that can infect your computer.
Experts from IBM explain how scammers can steal from you.

“What they’re waiting for you to do is go to your bank account,” Caleb Barlow, VP of IBM Threat Intelligence says. “They’re gonna capture your credentials as you log into your bank account.”

One thing you can look for to make sure you don’t get scammed, make sure the email address is a legitimate one. If you’re in doubt, don’t click.

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