FBI Alert on Payroll Diversion Fraud

Posted October 3, 2018

Recently the FBI issued an alert warning that “cybercriminals are targeting the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries.”  Once a cybercriminal has obtained an employee’s login credentials, direct deposit information is changed and redirected to an account controlled by the cybercriminal. The FBI alert can be found here.

NACHA has previously alerted ACH participants to Payroll Impersonation Fraud in our online Fraud Prevention Booklet, as well as guidance on sound business practices. These resources are available here:

Both the FBI alert and the NACHA resources include steps to take to avoid being a victim. We encourage you to share this information with your team, your members and your customers.

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