W-2 Email Scam Finds More Victims in 2017

Caitlin E. Reilly reports:

The number of organizations that fell prey to a recurring W-2 email scam that involved identity thieves posing as company executives  rose subatantially in 2017, an Internal Revenue Service official said May 18.


In the first four months of 2017, 870 organizations reported to the IRS that they received a W-2 phishing email, up from about 100 organizations in the first four months of 2016, Powell said. Of the 870 organizations, about 200 lost data, up from about 50 in 2016, she said.

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So I guess my W-2 phishing list is doing a pretty good job of keeping up with the incidents where losses are reported. As of today, I have 203 on the list.

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