Updated: Nov 30, 2021
Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd, the IRS and the Security Summit partners remind people to take these basic steps:
Use security software for computers and mobile phones – and keep it updated.
Avoid phishing scams, especially related to tax refunds and COVID-19, Economic Impact Payments and other tax law changes.
Use strong and unique passwords for all accounts.
Use multi-factor authentication whenever possible.
Shop only secure websites; look for the "https" in web addresses and the padlock icon; avoid shopping on unsecured and public Wi-Fi in places like coffee shops, malls or restaurants.
Please reach out to us If you need help implementing any of these basic steps.