Kentucky revenue department working to raise tax fraud awareness as filing season approaches

For the second year, the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) is collaborating with the Internal Revenue Service, other state tax agencies, and the tax industry in bringing awareness to National Tax Security Awareness Week to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take additional steps to protect their tax data and identities in advance of the 2018 filing season. Starting Monday, Nov....

BBB Trends: No rest from cybercriminals — think before you click because someone is out there

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau More than $50 billion is lost to financial fraud each year and most of it is committed online simply by accessing an unsecured website or not having a strong password. Without having either protections in place, thieves are able to quickly make a profit and commit identity theft using information that is easily accessible.   Crimes are committed with a click The...

BBB Trends: Cybercriminals are getting smarter and more personal — beware of ‘spear phishing’

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Cybercriminals are getting smarter, savvier and dare I say more personal? The latest trend is called “spear phishing” and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns everyone to be careful when opening unread emails. Cybercriminals have learned that email is the best way to spread mayhem like viruses and malware and to collect sensitive information such...