Tax resolution attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of IRSALLSTAR reveals the latest method criminals are using to gather personal financial information in order to steal identities and file fake tax returns.
Fairhope, AL, April 20, 2018: Tax Attorney John Willis, CEO and founder of IRSALLSTAR.com, recently published a blog on his website entitled “Don’t Let Your Financial Information Get “Smished,” in which Willis cautions readers to protect their mobile phone numbers.
“You’ve probably heard of ‘phishing’,” writes Willis, explaining, “the email ploy that scammers have been using for years to get personal information that helps them steal identities and file false tax returns.” He continues adding, “And, it comes as no surprise that, as we move deeper into the digital world, a new way of bilking people out of their financial information has emerged. It’s called ‘smishing’ and works with SMS technology.”
Willis enlightens his readers writing, “With more than 20 billion text messages sent every day, of course the crooks have found a way to use SMS technology to their advantage.” He explains how it works. “Smishing involves a scam text. You may receive a text saying there is a problem with one of your financial accounts. The text will ask you for data. Or they may offer low-cost mortgages or credit cards or promise free gift cards. If anyone responds and sends their confidential personal information, that info is then used to steal their identity.”
“The wild thing about this SMS technology,” says Willis, “is that millions of ‘smishing’ text can be launched simultaneously. The numbers game is exponentially improved.”
The entire blog can be read at: http://www.irsallstar.com/blog/dont-let-your-financial-information-get-smished.php
ABOUT JOHN WILLIS
Mr. Willis believes strongly in supporting and representing the “underdog” and has devoted his entire professional life to protecting and defending those who need it most. As an attorney, Mr. Willis takes his role as “counselor” seriously. His knowledge, creativity and persistence are valuable assets that provide substantial benefits to his clients. He has represented individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast for over 18 years and, he brings together an abundance of skills and experience that can be of assistance to almost anyone.
ABOUT THE IRSALLSTAR TEAM
The IRSALLSTAR team has developed a winning formula to ensure that each client’s individual needs are specifically met. Upon becoming a client of Mr. Willis’ law firm, that client’s immediate needs are assessed, and long-term goals are defined. Experienced professionals on the IRSALLSTAR team then assist each client in developing and implementing a custom-tailored game plan to provide both short-term and long-term relief from his or her serious tax problems. All firm clients are continually coached toward successful tax resolution and final victory over their challenges with the IRS and state taxing authorities.
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