By now, you’ve probably heard about the IRS’s latest cybersecurity warning on W-2 data theft. (If not, check out this Associated Press story.)
So what should you do if one of these scam emails winds up in your inbox?
Whether you spot these fake emails and delete them or fall victim to the ruse, businesses should report the incident to the IRS.
If you experience data theft, email email@example.com with subject line, “W2 Data Loss” so that the email can be routed properly. Also include your contact information, but do NOT include any employee’s personal information.
If your business received the email but did not fall victim to the scam, forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line W-2 scam. They also recommend filing a complaint with the FBI through the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
The IRS has increased its resources in recent years. Visit their tax scams page for more information.