State Tax Day – Current, S.24, Minnesota—Corporate, Personal Income
Taxes: Warning About W-2 Spoofing Email Scam Issued, (Jan. 31, 2017)
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has issued a bulletin renewing its warning about a “spoofing” email scam that attempts to obtain personal information and other data from income tax withholding statements, Forms W-2, to file fraudulent tax returns claiming tax refunds. Hackers and cybercriminals may send an email to a company payroll office or human resource employee requesting a list of employees and information including SSNs, which may appear as requests directly from the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Company payroll officials are urged to double check any executive-level or unusual requests for lists of Forms W-2 or Social Security Numbers.
The full text of the bulletin is available at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNREV/bulletins/182d254
Bulletin, Minnesota Department of Revenue, January 25, 2017
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