The FBI has issued a warning regarding scams involving payroll direct deposit. Scammers are targeting those who have their paychecks directly deposited to their banking accounts by sending emails requesting personal information including payroll website log in credentials. The log in credentials are then used to change the bank of deposit information of the payroll. Remember to be vigilant when receiving email from unknown senders. Tips from the FBI include:
- Do not supply log-in credentials or personally identifying information in response to any email.
- Hover your cursor over hyperlinks included in emails they receive to view the actual URL. Ensure the URL is actually related to or associated with the company it purports to be from.
- If the email is received when you are at work, forward suspicious requests for personal information to the information technology or human resources department.
- Use unique log ins and passwords for each website you utilize.