Mississippi Attorney General warns of Tax Scam
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is continuing to warn of a tax scam targeting employers.
This second warning comes after Hood’s office received a number of calls last week from organizations whose employees have fallen for the scam.
Scammers pretend to be company CEOs and email human resource staff to ask for employees’ W2 forms. Next they follow up with an urgent request to transfer a large sum of money to a bank account.
Attorney General Hood says they are targeting all types of organizations including schools, health care organizations, nonprofits, and private businesses.