Be Alert During Tax Season It’s Not Just the IRS That Wants Your Information (and your money)

During this tax season, it is important as ever to protect sensitive personal information from would-be fraudsters.  While many of these scams have become familiar to businesses, another method for stealing valuable information and money is becoming increasingly popular and less detectable.  Scammers are now illegally obtaining individuals’ W-2 forms and using the sensitive information contained on these data-rich forms to perpetrate several types of frauds.  These forms can then be sold by the scammers (with some going as high as $20 each) to be used by other fraudsters to perpetrate more scams.

Please click here to read full alert by Justin Joy and Mac Plosser.


Joy-9936Mr. Joy has a variety of experience in various general civil litigation matters including business and commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, healthcare liability defense, medical device liability defense, personal injury and business torts.  He also represents media organizations and journalists in defamation actions and other matters.  Mr. Joy has been involved in a number of jury trials to verdict.  Mr. Joy also provides counsel to clients in the area of information privacy and cybersecurity including security incident investigation, security awareness and policy drafting, cyber risk management including insurance policy coverage consultation and breach response management.  Specifically in the area of healthcare, Mr. Joy counsels covered entities on a variety of matters pertaining to HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Rule compliance.

Mr. Joy has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).


plosser-8409Mac Plosser joined Lewis Thomason as an associate in the firm’s Memphis office in August of 2014 and concentrates his practice in the areas of health care liability, insurance, and general civil litigation.

During law school, Mr. Plosser served on the Editorial Board for the University of Memphis Law Review and had his Note selected for publication in Volume 44. An essay version of this Note was also selected as the winner of the 2014 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition by the Environmental Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Plosser was the 1L Moot Court competition champion during his first year and was individually recognized as the Runner-Up Best Overall Oral Advocate in that competition. During his third year, he authored a monthly column for the Memphis Lawyer Magazine highlighting various topics and events at the law school.

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