Tax season is upon us and with everyone getting their W-2s ready, make sure you keep your eyes open for phishy emails. The IRS just issued a warning after seeing a 400% surge in phishing and malware incidents during this tax season.

The sneaky phishers send out an email as if it was the IRS reaching out for an update on information. Here are some subject lines that are used:

"Recent email examples the IRS has seen include subject lines and underlying text referencing:

  • Numerous variations about people’s tax refund.
  • Update your filing details, which can include references to W-2.
  • Confirm your personal information.
  • Get my IP Pin.
  • Get my E-file Pin.
  • Order a transcript.
  • Complete your tax return information."

If you see any of these, make sure you flag it down and let the IRS know. You can find the full story and more tips how to spot these emails here...