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APA Congress: Identity theft-proof your workplace

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Shockingly (or maybe not), more than half the attendees at the APA’s identity theft workshop acknowledged that they were bait for the phishing expedition undertaken earlier this year to steal employees’ W-2 information by spoofing a company’s executives. The good news is that no one took the bait. Jane Holms, CPP, Director, US Payroll, Meggitt, USA, who conducted a portion of a workshop at the American Payroll Association’s 34th Annual Congress, provided attendees with strategies to combat this growing problem.

Don’t trust anyone. No department has access to as much personal identifying information—PII—on your employees as Payroll. PII is any information that can be used to trace an individual’s identity, such as medical records, drivers’ licenses or a mother’s maiden name, or any information that’s linked or linkable to an individual, such as educational, financial or employment information.

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