Internet Explorer helps protect you when you file your taxes

This year experts predict that scammers will try to take advantage of people who file their taxes online. If you use common sense when it comes to offers that sound too good to be true, you can help avoid many different types of fraud.


Internet Explorer 7 can also help protect your personal information when you file your taxes online.


See Keep your identity safer this tax season.


How Internet Explorer helps you check the validity of a Web site


·          Phishing Filter. Internet Explorer 7 includes Phishing Filter, which warns you if the site you’re visiting might be fake.

·          Extended Validation Certificates. Internet Explorer 7 includes support for Extended Validation (EV) Certificates. This means that your address bar will turn green if the site that you’re visiting uses this technology.



For more information, see Help avoid online tax fraud.

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »