The scam includes emails requesting sensitive employee information such as social security numbers (SSN), and even copies of Forms W-2. Additionally, now the fraudsters are sending a follow up email requesting wire transfers.
Always be wary when you receive an email requesting any sensitive data, especially if you are in a position dealing with SSN or other private data for employees. Companies should have policies in place about the handling of employee W-2 formss and other sensitive data.
If your corporation receives a possible phishing email, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.