Get Started: FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme (Phys.org)

Phys.org: Get Started: FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme. “The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees’ W-2 forms—scams that can put staffers’ Social Security numbers and other critical information in the hands of thieves. The government said 200 businesses, public schools, universities, Native American governments and nonprofits were victimized by these scams during this year’s tax filing season, resulting in the theft of several hundred thousand employees’ data. That’s up from 50 in 2016, when the scam first appeared.”