The Internal Revenue Service is urging all tax preparers to do a thorough security scan of their computer drives and devices in case there is any malware lurking.

The IRS said Thursday it is seeing multiple email phishing scams this year—some posing as the IRS—targeting tax preparers. These scams are designed to steal sensitive information—either the preparers’ passwords for IRS accounts or sensitive taxpayer data stored on computers.

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