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Cyberthieves latest target: your tax forms.

According to the WSJ, a new cyber-scam....

"Companies are on the lookout for an email scam that can wreak havoc on employees’ lives for years. The “phishing” or “spoofing” scheme is simple and effective: The perpetrator, impersonating a company’s high-ranking executive from a phony email address that appears legitimate, fools staffers in the payroll or human-resources departments into forwarding W-2 forms or other tax information."

What steps do you take to inform your staff of phishing, spoofing or other frauds?

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Anonymous
(CFO) |

This happened more than once in my company...from vendors to executive asking for payment or information.

Communication and education play a part in avoiding the unfortunate from happening. IT definitely has helped in setting up filters in our email system as an alert or a warning when such emails came through our system. A robust control environment is critical to stop such scam!

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