W-2 Scams

This is the time of year when everyone has their annual income tax filings on their mind and may be paying attention more than usual to information from or about the IRS .  This heightened attention is made-to-order for malicious actors who seek to exploit others.

The Washington State Office of Cybersecurity has posted some new information related to a rise in scams related to W-2 forms.  The article is worth reading as it addresses a specific scam that is prevalent this year, and provides some good basic information related to dealing with these types of malicious attacks.

The article can be found at:

http://cybersecurity.wa.gov/security-news/irs-beware-scam-targeting-w-2-forms

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