Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA, vice president and program director for the Texas-based Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) said, "Fraudsters and cybercriminals are continuing to search for new victims with this unique phishing scam. Many of these organizations have smaller budgets and do not have personnel to defend against these attacks, so nonprofits and school districts must invest and raise awareness in the latest fraud detection and prevention techniques to protect themselves."
Employers can protect themselves and their employees by:
- Educating employees on email best practices
- Never sharing PII over the phone or via email
- Reporting suspicious behavior
The IRS has asked employers who receive phishing emails to forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Employers must remember that as technology evolves, so do fraudsters. The best defense against fraud during tax season is to be wary of anyone asking for sensitive information and to report any suspicious behavior.
About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
With more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. For more information, visit ACFE.com.
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SOURCE Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
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