Phishing Scheme Targets HR

 

Dearest blog reader,

I don’t normally report on bad news or scary things but this is worth sharing – it’s scary. I have been told that identity theft is hitting companies hard with a clever phishing scheme targeted at HR and accounting.

phishing scheme

It would be devastating to find out that someone from your own team unknowingly turned over all of your valued team members W-2 information to a crook. This is what is happening in businesses. Yes, it’s absolutely happening and the emails the crooks send are extremely clever. The nightmare of it all, and the long-term impacts on everyone is what is driving me to send this message.

None of my business clients have been hit, thankfully, but I hear it is rampant. Below are two links to the FBI that will help you understand the phishing scheme and what you can do to protect your company.

PLEASE share this with your HR team, accounting team and employees. 

Building a Digital Defense – Part 1
Building a Digital Defense – Part 2

Stay safe my fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders.

~ Amy McGeachy

 

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