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Direct deposit scams mimic HR and go after employees’ tax refunds

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Alice Gilman

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Two years’ worth of warning Payroll departments to combat W-2 phishing attempts seems to have paid off.

There’s bad news anyway: Phishers are targeting employees and taxpayers directly. The IRS has issued two alerts regarding the direct deposit of phony tax refunds. Similarly, the FBI has spotted a scam regarding direct deposit of employees’ pay. The headaches, it seems, just won’t go away.

No, that direct deposit email isn’t from HR

The direct deposit pay scam feeds off of employers’ payroll self-service platforms. According to the FBI, the scam targets employees directly by sending them emails pretending to be from HR.

The emails ask employees to click on a link to log into their self-service accounts and often ask them to log in to view a private email from HR, to view changes made to their accounts or to confirm that the account shouldn’t be deleted.

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