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Wednesday March 02, 2016

IRS Alerts Payroll And HR Professionals To Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s

The Internal Revenue Service has issued another warning about tax scams, the second in just over a month. If this sounds familiar, this is exactly the same type of scam SnapChat fell for the other day.

The IRS has learned this scheme آ— part of the surge in phishing emails seen this year آ— already has claimed several victims as payroll and human resources offices mistakenly email payroll data including Forms W-2 that contain Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information to cybercriminals posing as company executives.