With the federal income tax deadline of April 18 rapidly approaching, the University of Delaware reminds the entire University community to be alert for attempts to steal personal information or commit tax fraud.

In fact, this week, the IRS issued a warning about an identity theft scheme that has already affected residents of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. According to an April 6 IRS press release, “the scam uses phishing email that cites tax fraud and tries to trick victims into verifying ‘the last four digits of their Social Security number’ by clicking on a link provided.”

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