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Tax Season Prompts Phishing Expeditions

2017 Targets: HR Managers

February 28, 2017

As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, there has been an uptick in phishing scams targeting consumers along with HR managers. This corporate angle features emails supposedly from company executives soliciting employee W2s along with other sensitive payroll information. While there have been numerous articles on this topic, we've unfortunately seen some claims activity arising from successful phishing attempts.

Please remind individuals working with this data in your bank about this aggressive email campaign, and refer them to the IRS tips as a potential resource. Any such email requests should be considered suspicious and followed-up with an email or phone call to verify the sender's identity.

Feel free to contact Financial Services President Craig Collins if you have any questions on this matter. Thank you for the opportunity to service your banking insurance needs.


This article is provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or risk management advice. Readers should consult their own counsel for such advice.

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