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Be Alert! Phishers target W-2s

Tax season brings a rise to fraudulent emails purporting to be from the IRS or others authorities, targeting personal tax information, wire transfers, EFTs, etc. These emails ask individuals to send copies of W-2s and other sensitive financial information, unsecured via email.

We recommend to never send sensitive tax documents or personal financial information by email.  If you receive on odd request for personal information, verify it with the sender by some method other than email.

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For more about cybersecurity and how you can protect yourself from cyberattacks, please visit the UCI Information Security and Privacy website . If you have questions, please contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at 949-824-2222 or