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Anchor Packaging reports email phishing scam

(Source: Anchor Packaging via Twitter) (Source: Anchor Packaging via Twitter)
PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

A company in Paragould reported Thursday that someone was attempting to impersonate the company's president in an apparent email phishing scam. 

According to a media release from Anchor Packaging, an email was received that appeared to be from the company's president. The email requested copies of 2015 and 2016 W-2's for Anchor Packaging employees. 

"Unfortunately, 2015 W-2's for certain Arkansas-based Anchor Packaging employees were sent before it was determined that an attacker was impersonating Anchor Packaging's president. No 2016 W-2's were released during this incident," company spokesman Dan Nelson said. 

Company officials have contacted federal and state law enforcement about the issue and all employees who received a 2015 W-2 will get a letter in the next few days. The letter will discuss steps to protect against identity theft and the company is working with a third-party to provide credit monitoring services.

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