It has come to our attention that there has been a recent increase in attempts of phishing scams involving W-2 forms in nonprofit, schools and other human services organizations.
Rancho Mesa cautions any business, but particularity organizations in these sectors, to be very cautious if they receive any emails requesting information regarding W-2 forms, earning summaries or any other employee sensitive information. In many cases these emails look like they originated from a high level employee and are sent to other high level, human resources or payroll department employees.
We have included a link to the most recent release from the IRS concerning this issue. Please review it and call us if you have any questions.
Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving; Targeting Schools, Restaurants, Hospitals, Tribal Groups and Others
Published February 2, 2017