CYBER 24 podcast episode 17: Tips to thwart tax fraud and looking out for skimmers

All across the country, millions of American workers are starting to do their taxes. With so many people receiving various tax forms in the mail from their employer and using other sensitive information, this is a time of high opportunity for cybercriminals.

In this week’s episode of the CYBER24 podcast, we sit down with Vince Kenny, a computer scientist with the FBI and Sgt. Jeff Plank from the Utah Dept. of Public Safety to talk about some of the most common – and trickiest – ways cybercriminals will try to get your personal data or just flat out steal your tax return.

Later in the show, we talk about skimmers – devices criminals put in places you are required to swipe your credit card designed to steal your credit card number or your PIN. You’ll be amazed at how they can hijack an ATM or gas pump without you even knowing about it. Our guests give us some tips on things you should look out for so you don’t become a victim.