IRS Online Portal Moving to Tighter Identity Control By This Summer. No Smiling in Your Selfie?

Apparently the IRS is fed up with impersonation fraud. By this summer, anyone using the IRS.GOV portal to access information or make payments will have to register with ID.Me. ID.me uses tighter verification methods…Brian Krebs of KrebsonSecurity dived into the details of setting up an account with ID.Me in the article below. It seems likely other government sites may move to better authentication methods. Scammers recently set of phishing sites impersonating the Department of Labor.

"If you created an online account to manage your tax records with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), those login credentials will cease to work later this year. The agency says that by the summer of 2022, the only way to log in to irs.gov will be through ID.me , an online identity verification service that requires applicants to submit copies of bills and identity documents, as well as a live video feed of their faces via a mobile device. "
IRS Will Soon Require Selfies for Online Access – Krebs on Security