What are the latest scams floating out there? How do you know if the notices that you've been receiving from the IRS are real? What should you do if they are real?
The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning that tax-related scams continue across the nation even though the tax filing season has ended for most taxpayers. People should remain on alert to new and emerging schemes involving the tax system that continue to claim victims.“We continue to urge people to watch out for new and evolving schemes this summer,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Many of these are variations of a theme, involving fictitious tax bills and demands to pay by purchasing and transferring information involving a gift card or iTunes card. Taxpayers can avoid these and other tricky financial scams by taking a few minutes to review the tell-tale signs of these schemes.”
Well, don’t unplug your network and break out the old paper ledger yet. By its very nature, accounting and bookkeeping software is secured with the same encryption security that bank and credit card accounts are protected by, so while your Facebook account might be subverted, chances are, your Cloud-based business, accounting, and bookkeeping software is safe.
Of course, it can always be safer, so here are some ways that you can make sure that your accounts stay protected from cyberattack.
You already know this, but guess what? Nobody uses paper to keep up with their monthly books anymore. There are too many options available to pretend it’s 1997 and you are bound to keep hard copies of everything squirreled away in a box for the next decade. The fact of the matter is there are a lot of ways that you can use technology to make keeping track of your monthly financial paperwork a lot easier than it is right now.