Phone calls from fake IRS agents have netted crooks about $47 million in three years, according to the US Treasury Department. Some MSUM students have reported receiving such calls. This year, the scam has a new twist. Students who might have college loans have been targeted and threatened with arrest and other penalties unless a nonexistent “federal student tax” is immediately paid.

Meanwhile, the IRS reported a fourfold surge in tax-related phishing and malware incidents early during this year’s filing season. These included the hacking of tax professionals’ computers with bogus software updates that allow the criminals access to clients’ personal and financial data.

Are you questioning a call or an email? You can get help from these local resources.

MSUM Public Safety
1616 9th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

MSUM IT Helpdesk
Library 122
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563