As the attached article says, accountants and tax prepares are being targeted by thieves attempting to gain access to the information we have on our clients.
We will never click or open an attachment that appears to be from a clients unless we know it is coming. It is much better to mail these items to us, or upload to our online portal. If we do not respond to an e-mail you sent us, this may be why.
Never, never send documents through e-mail. Upload these to our online portal. I can’t emphasize this enough! We will never e-mail documents to our clients, and if we are asked to, we will encrypt it with a password, or better yet, send it to via a secure link.
We must be ever vigilant to prevent information falling into a thieves hands.