Scammers are getting more sophisticated and posing as Federal officials to steal confidential information.
Employers are receiving emails from a sender claiming to be US Citizenship and Immigration Services and requesting information from the I-9 form. Normally, employers do not share or send this information in to the USCIS. However, the emails look very authentic even using correct emails with .gov and labels from both the USCIS and the Office of Inspector General. It will have your company address and other information.
DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS!! The USCIS has stated that their agency is not sending out any inquiries for information in this manner. Instead, forward these emails to the Federal Trade Commission at email@example.com
Be on the look-out for any emails from executives asking for a list of employees and their w-2 documentation. Do not click on anything. These are most likely scams. Confirm any request directly by phone if possible before ever sending information about employees over the internet.
As with all things concerning the internet, limit access to classified and confidential files and verify before replying or clicking on anything.