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Wood Co: Beware of online tax scams

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If you get an email that looks like its from Turbo Tax, TaxACT or H&R Block, those at the Wood County Sheriff's Office say: double-check to make sure it's really from that company.

If not, it could be someone phishing for your information, looking to steal your identity.

The Wood County IT director recommends these easy ways to avoid scams.

-  When you're on a site, look for the "https" in the address bar. That "s" means it's secure. You may also see a padlock icon.

- Don't click links sent to you though emails.  Instead, go directly to the sites.

- Research companies you plan to do business with through the BBB or the IRS portal.

- Report any possible fakes to www.us-cert.gov

 

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