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FBI Releases Article on Defending Against Payroll Phishing Scams

Posted on October 31st, 2018

In an ongoing effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed, Greenshades wants to share information from government or payroll organizations to aid in that cause.

Information courtesy of the NCCIC

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on building a digital defense against phishing scams targeting electronically deposited paychecks. In these schemes, scammers use phishing emails to direct employees to fraudulent websites and collect their work credentials. Scammers then use victims’ credentials to replace legitimate direct deposit information with their own account details.

NCCIC encourages users to review the FBI Article and NCCIC Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacksfor more information. If you believe you have been a victim of these scams, report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.