Tax season is financial crime season

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You see the countdown to April 15 (April 18 this year) as a deadline, but to online criminals it’s a window of opportunity. Sensitive financial data is everywhere: taxes filed online, taxpayers accessing banking and investment information, and personal financial records sitting on hard drives. The opportunity is irresistible to online thieves, so business owners who let their guard down during the rush to get their taxes done are susceptible to scam artists.