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March 8, 2023

Be on the lookout for tax scams

The text "Cybersecurity Tip of the Week"

Scams targeting taxpayers increase during tax season, and fraudsters continue to find creative ways to steal financial and tax information, money, and login credentials.

The IRS and Massachusetts Department of Revenue only communicate through official mail correspondence to your address on file. They will not call or text you, or threaten action through any other communications method.

Action Tips: Ignore any email, text, phone call, or social media post requesting tax information, personal information, or your login User ID and/or password. If you have questions, verify directly through or the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

See the IRS Tax Scams page for the latest tax scams and remind family members of these tips.

See our CTR Cyber page for more cybersecurity internal controls to keep you safe at work and at home. Contact [email protected] with any incidents or suspected incidents of fraud or cyber threats or if you need support from our Statewide Risk Management Team.