IRS warns of nasty W-2 phishing scheme

The Internal Revenue Service has issued its second major warning about tax scams in a little over a month– this one involving a phishing email scheme that look a like a message from company executive requesting personal information from employees. The IRS said the scheme has claimed several victims as payroll and human resources offices mistakenly email payroll data including Forms W-2 that contain Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information to cybercriminals posing as company executives.

 

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