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IRS telephone scams, remote-working risks and VPNs for tax pros

Has this happened to you? A caller, claiming to be from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), rings you in the middle of the day. Apparently, you need to settle a tax-related charge, or you’ll be taken to jail. You’re the target of a typical IRS telephone scam. (See Worried About the IRS Scam? Here’s How to Handle Phone Fraud, by Christine Hauser, The New York Times, July 26, 2018.)

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