Tax scammers targeting payroll information

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Officials are warning the public about a new scam.

Email fraudsters are posing as company executives to obtain social security numbers from payroll and human resources.

State tax officials say at least 65 companies have been victimized by the identity thieves, compromising 7,100 social security numbers.

Officials recommend the public not respond to individuals requesting this kind of information.

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