Beware These W-2 Scams

Beth Dean 01.31.17
Beware

Have you or your employees gotten an email from your CEO or IRS asking you to forward a copy of each employee’s W-2 to them? If so, don’t do it!

Tax time is an opportunity for scammers to prey on companies, gathering important personal and financial information. Fake emails or websites, also referred to as “phishing,” are a common way for predators to trick people into delivering the data directly to them.

In fact, the IRS releases an annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams, including phishing emails, fake charities, and excessive claims for business credits.

Government agencies will not ask you for personal information by email. Phishing is a federal crime. If you get an email from someone falsely claiming to be from the government, a business, or a family member, you can report it to the Federal Trade Commission.

Your online security is important to us. For questions or help in keeping your company’s data safe, please contact Nextep’s payroll team

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