The Dark Web is Selling Tax Refunds Cheap
Cyber criminals love tax season and they do quite a bit of stealing this time of year. Bulk W-2 forms were being sold on the dark web this year for very cheap prices. Some tax preparation sites had been phished and many W-2 forms, specifically in Florida, were stolen.
IBM has software to help with this issue and they actually caught more than 20 million attempts to steal tax information this year, per day. An increase of about 6,000% was seen this year throughout tax season.
Scammers were found selling W-2s in packages for $30 worth of bitcoin and getting the Adjusted Gross Income for the return was extra. Some were even given away to establish credibility.
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