JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A warning has been issued to state employees about a paycheck scam.
Attorney General Jim Hood said scammers are trying to reroute employees’ direct deposits to another bank account.
He said the scammers are contacting human resource directors and requesting a direct deposit form.
The scammers’ email addresses seem legit and appear to come from a real employee’s work email address.
Hood said cybercrime investigators have not found evidence of this happening outside of state agencies.
He said a “red flag” should be raised if a human resource director receives a request from an employee asking for their checks to be deposited into a Green Dot account.