Dwight Watt - Watt Thoughts #361 1/25/2019

#361 - W-2 scam warning from IRS (Watt Thoughts)

This warning seemed important and knowing that people will fall for it and it is a way to steal identities and then money and I wanted to pass it on

"W-2 Scam Alert from the IRS

The IRS is advising all employers to be aware of a dangerous W-2 email scam. These emails should be considered as a serious threat to personal tax data. The emails look like they come from someone in authority and request personal W-2 information.

Details of this threat can be found at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/w-2-scam-textscript along with instructions on reporting theft or these type of phishing emails."

This is part of a state of Georgia email that I have quoted parts from it. I did verify the email address in this and it has more information at the web site linked.

Be careful on anything that is requesting your information. The best bet is do not respond. If seems real from your employer, check with your employer and see why.



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