In recent weeks, we have been made aware of a scam whereby fraudsters made direct contact with the HR department within a business and requested that bank details were updated for individual members of staff.

These requests often come in an email disguised as being sent from the employee themselves, which can make them particularly difficult to identify as a phishing attempt, but they can also be made by phone.

This type of fraud has the potential to be devastating for your business, and also for any employees affected who may end up having their salary diverted elsewhere as a result of a successful phishing attempt.

As an employer, you should consider implementing robust procedures for verifying any such requests, if you do not have these in place already.

You may wish to have more than one person check over the request and to make direct contact with the employee in question.

How can GH Payscheme help?

By outsourcing your payroll function to GH Payscheme, your business can benefit from the highest levels of data security, and confidentiality.

If you are suspicious of any requests you receive, relating to the bank details of your employees, we can support you to verify the legitimacy of any communications and ensure that payments are only ever made with your express approval.

We will only ever liaise with those designated individuals within your organisation, that we have authority to speak with.

To speak to one of our team about outsourcing and protecting your payroll function, contact our dedicated payroll bureau today on 01767 220199.

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