IRS Renews Warning about Form W-2 Scam

Feb 07, 2017
Bill

The IRS has renewed its warning about an email scam that targets payroll and human resources departments. The scam involves a phishing email that solicits sensitive employee information such as social security numbers and copies of Form W-2 and has expanded to include school districts, tribal organizations, and nonprofit groups. In addition, cybercriminals are now following up with an apparent executive email to the payroll department or controller asking that a wire transfer be made to a certain account. The IRS encourages all organizations to create an internal policy on the distribution of employee W-2 information. Organizations receiving the phishing email should forward it to phishing@irs.gov . News Release IR 2017-1 and 2017-20.