The inbox seems to have become tax preparers’ worst enemy in this age of phishing e-mails designed to trick preparers into volunteering critical information. Crooks convert stolen data into phony refunds faster than ever, and it’s easy to think that time-tested protections aren’t enough anymore.

The IRS shared its top 10 tips and practical examples for tax pros to protect themselves – and their clients – from taking the bait. (A slideshow version of this article is available.)

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