In the movie Groundhog Day every day was like the preceding one. For me, it feels like I just finished last year’s tax returns yesterday and now it is filing season once again. How time flies. Unfortunately, with filing season we also get tax scam season. The hackers and criminals are always looking to make a buck so we need to protect ourselves. Fortunately, you can take steps to reduce your risk of getting scammed. First and foremost, you can reduce your risk by being aware of the more popular scams. You can learn a lot by visiting the IRS website, www.irs.gov as it has a wealth of information about scams and filing in general. Getting educated about potential scams and safeguarding your data will reduce your risk during tax season. Oh, and don’t forget to file!