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AG Hood warns state employees of paycheck scam

A warning has been issued to state employees about a paycheck scam.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 4:34 PM

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.

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