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How to avoid W-2 phishing attempts

The IRS anticipates an increase in W-2 phishing emails during tax season. Please be alert for any suspicious emails requesting W-2 information.

Here is a description of the scam from the IRS: “Cybercriminals use various spoofing techniques to disguise an email to make it appear as if it is from an organization executive. The email is sent to an employee in the payroll or human resources departments, requesting a list of all employees and their Forms W-2. This scam is sometimes referred to as business email compromise (BEC) or business email spoofing (BES).”

Gusto will never email you requesting W-2 information.

You can report phishing attempts to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. Use “W2 Scam” in the subject line.