Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Beware of New Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s
The IRS is warning payroll and human resource professionals of phishing emails that purport to be from company executives and request personal information about employees. This phishing variation typically is an email directed to a payroll employee designed to look as though it's coming from the company CEO with a request for a list of employees and information, including social security numbers, birthdates, home addresses, salaries, information related to refunds, filing status, and PIN verification. IR-2016-34 .