Make Your Clients Aware: W-2 Email Scam Resurfaces

Client Relationships identity theft and fraud

The W-2 email scam that threatened the nation last year has resurfaced, according to the IRS.

Just last year, cybercriminals posed as corporate officers to lure payroll and human resource staff into providing them with employee names, Social Security numbers (SSNs) and income information, which they would then use to try to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds.

We encourage you to advise your clients to carefully look at any strange requests or behavior from sources who ask for Forms W-2 or SSNs.

For more information, read the full IRS bulletin.