TaxSlayer Pro has been made aware of a new phishing scam where the sender claims to be from TaxSlayer Pro. The subject line may read “Urgent Warning” or “Action Required”. The body of the email is asking you to “take action or lose access to your account within 24 hours” or “we’ve updated our servers and some of your information is missing”. This email contains a link to a site intended for you to update your information. These emails were sent from an unknown party not affiliated with TaxSlayer Pro. Please note, official email from TaxSlayer Pro will always be sent from a TaxSlayerPro.com, TaxSlayer.com, TaxSlayercorp.com or TaxStatusNow.com email address.
If you receive an email similar to the one below (the content may vary slightly) you should delete it immediately.
- Respond to the Email in any way
- Click any links
- Open any attachments
- Provide any data to any web sites mentioned
The IRS has noticed an increase in the number of phishing attempts targeting professional tax preparers over the past year. Phishing emails may use differing language in an attempt to trick an individual in to disclosing sensitive data. Should you ever have concerns about the legitimacy of an email claiming to be from TaxSlayer Pro, please do not hesitate to contact our Support team by phone at 706-868-0985 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Phishing Scam Email:
Subject: Action Require Now!
> Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:15 AM Dear Taxpro, Our servers
> have recently been upgraded,For your safety some information on your
> account appears to be missing or incorrect.
> Kindly update your
> information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all the
> benefits of your Account.
> ReviewNow (https://avatable.com/active.php) Failure to login your
> account will make our team to terminate your account within 24 Hours.
> Thank youTaxslayer Pro