The ins and outs of W-2 phishing scams
Abstract: In a traditional phishing scam, a criminal tricks someone into providing confidential information, and then uses it to steal money or the victim’s identity. The W-2 phishing scam is just one variation. This brief article describes how a W-2 phishing scam works and explains how businesses can take steps to reduce their risk. The article points out that education is key, so it’s important to inform all employees — particularly those in areas that handle sensitive data — of the scams.