Greenshades Blog


Increase seen in phishing emails

Posted on January 25th, 2018

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate On Friday, January 19, Greenshades sent an email to our clients notifying them of some phishing attempts that had been made recently in the Microsoft Community. To keep everyone aware, we are posting this email as a blog. We find it is important that everyone stay vigilant against hackers and [read on ..]


National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 4: Employers, Payroll Officials, Avoid the W-2 Email Scam

Posted on November 30th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]


National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 3: Victims of Data Breaches Should Consider These Steps

Posted on November 29th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]


National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 2: Don’t Take the Bait; Avoid Phishing Emails by Data Thieves

Posted on November 28th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades. This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]


National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 1:  Online Security – Seven Steps for Safety

Posted on November 27th, 2017

 A quick note from Greenshades: This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]


IRS Security Week: IRS, Partners Add New Safeguard for 2017; Ask for Your Help to Combat Identity Theft

Posted on December 9th, 2016

National Tax Security Awareness Week Tax Tip #5 Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service   Building on the successes of last year, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry are enacting a series of new initiatives for 2017. These initiatives will better protect you from identity theft and refund fraud. However, we need [read on ..]


IRS Security Week: IRS, Partners Urge Taxpayers to Beware of IRS Impersonations and Tax Scams

Posted on December 8th, 2016

National Tax Security Awareness Week Tax Tip #4 Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service   If you get a call from the “IRS” threatening you with lawsuits or jail unless you pay up immediately … Guess what? It’s a scam. IRS impersonation and tax scams by phone, email, postal mail, and text are ongoing. Criminals [read on ..]


IRS Security Week: Tax Professionals: Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself

Posted on December 7th, 2016

National Tax Security Awareness Week Tax Tip #3 Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service   Due to the sensitive client data held by tax professionals, cyber criminals increasingly target the tax preparation community. Thieves use a variety of tactics, from remote computer takeovers to phishing scams. The IRS, state tax agencies, and the private-sector tax [read on ..]


IRS Security Week: Avoid Identity Theft; Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scams

Posted on December 6th, 2016

National Tax Security Awareness Week Tax Tip #2 Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service   Simply ask for it. That’s the easiest way for an identity thief to steal your personal information. Each day, people fall victim to phishing scams through emails, texts or phone calls and mistakenly turn over important data. In turn, cybercriminals [read on ..]


IRS Security Week: IRS, Partners Urge Strong Passwords Help Protect Identities at Tax Time and Beyond

Posted on December 5th, 2016

A quick note from Greenshades: This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]