Don’t fall victim to new phishing scheme

Department of Revenue warns of W-2 email phishing scam targeting payroll and human resource professionals!

When a request for private/sensitive information is made, use the Department of Revenue’s new campaign to combat fraud, “Stop. Connect. Confirm.”

If you’ve been targeted…
  • Forward the email to [email protected] and place W-2 Scam in the subject line.
  • File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
If you’ve been a victim of this scam and your W-2 has been stolen:
  • Review the recommended actions by the Federal Trade Commission at or the IRS at
  • File a Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit if your tax return gets rejected because of a duplicate Social Security number or if instructed to do so by the Internal Revenue Service.

For more information on how Minnesota is working to protect taxpayers, visit their website at and search for Identity Theft.

If your organization has been a victim, you can contact [email protected].