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Crooks are posing as legitimate companies - even the Federal government - to try and take advantage of you. Here's what you need to know to steer clear of these three different email traps.

1. Crooks are once again sending out emails claiming to be with the IRS.

The subject of the email: Federal Tax Transfer Rejected. The scam email claims a tax transaction from your checking account was canceled by the your financial institution. 

The sender wants you to click a link. This is not coming from the IRS, and if you click the link, it may contain a virus that could infect your computer or direct you to a bogus site that could steal your identity or banking information.

Report this one to phishing@irs.gov.

2. American Express cardholders be on alert, as this one may pop up in your inbox. The email looks legit with the American Express logo, but don't be fooled. 

The email claims it is about fraud protection and wants you to click a link - don't do it! If you hover your mouse over the link, you'll see it is not an American Express web address. 

Again, scammers are trying to infect your computer or collect your private information.

Report this one to spoof@americanexpress.com

3. Crooks are sending out emails pretending to be with USAA – a financial services company that serves military members and their families. 

The email claims it is an online fraud prevention contact request. The sender wants you to click a link and provide your personal information. 

USAA is aware of these type of scams. They say that the company will never request your personal information through email or ask you to download a file. 

Don't click any links in this email and report it to abuse@usaa.com.

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