Downeast Federal Credit Union found a skimmer on an ATM after several members called to report fraudulent charges. A skimmer was found on the ATM at the credit union’s Lincolnville Avenue branch. The Belfast Police Department has checked all Downeast FCU ATM machines and found no additional skimmers.
The scam happened in mid-January, but they didn’t realize it until employees started having trouble filing returns in mid-February. This is the third Central Indiana employer in less than a month to fall for W2 scams. Monarch Beverage Co. and Scotty’s Brewhouse also fell for it, with the employee at Monarch having done the same thing last year.
Sometimes I just want to shake people until they get it and put training and procedures in place to stop this sort of thing. It’s really not that hard or expensive to implement.
W2 scams are no joke and really mess with the employees. Please be careful when handling this sort of info.
It looks like this Mac ransomware is spreading by posing as a software license crack in torrents. The bad news is, even if you pay, the dev doesn’t have the key to decrypt the files. Another lesson to stay away from illegitimate software.
The names, SSNs, and W-2s of current and former employees at Lexington Medical Center are the latest victims of a data breach. They say no patient information was lost and it appears the attack was on the orgs Peoplesoft database.