IRS Alerts Payroll and HR Professionals to Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s

The Internal Revenue Service issued an alert on March 1st to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of an emerging phishing email scheme that purports to be from company u23254933executives and requests personal information on employees.“This is a new twist on an old scheme using the cover of the tax season and W-2 filings to try tricking people into sharing personal data.”said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. A link to the IRS post regarding the issue is here.

HR and owners of small companies need to treat the employees’ data with utmost care.  Any request for personal data should be thoroughly scrutinized.

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