IRS Renews Employer Alert About Phishing Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) renewed its warning about the reappearance of an email scam targeting human resource departments. The scam, which first surfaced last year, uses a company officer’s name to request employee W-2 forms, including names, Social Security Numbers and income information, from payroll or HR departments.

If you receive a workplace email that seems out of the ordinary in any way, be sure to verify the instructions independently before acting on any requests.