05/16/2022: Scam Alert for Employers: Validate payroll account numbers changes received via email. >>Read more
Scam Alert: Employers should validate any account number changes for payroll direct deposit that are received via email. A recent scam in the local area had a business receive an email from their employee to update their account number for their payroll direct deposit. The employer updated the account number. When payday came, the employee notified the employer that they did not get paid. The employer told them their pay was deposited to their updated account number – and then learned that the employee did not send an email to update their account. It was a scam. By the time they contacted the financial institution where the account number was, the funds had already been removed from the account.