Simply confirm the validity of email offers and don’t click links within emails you’re not sure of. Better practice is opening a new browser and typing in the email address for the legitimate website.
“Social Security Email Scam. How to spot—and thwart—this attempt to steal your personal information.” by By Catherine Fredman, Consumer Reports, March 02, 2016, talks about an email scam that claims to come from the Social Security Administration. Scammers objective? To get your information freely from you.
“IRS’s Top 12 Tax Scams for 2016: The ‘Dirty Dozen.’ Con artists and tax dodgers emerge during tax season” By Michael S. Fischer, ThinkAdvisor, March 2, 2016, talks about the many ways scammers and ID thieves are trying to get your information to ultimately get into your wallet (your accounts and money).