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Service Alert: Fraudulent Email Circulating

BY: APA Staff | 02/23/18

Fraudulent emails adopt many different forms and are the unauthorized actions of third parties not associated with APA. These email messages, also "phishing" or "spoofing," are becoming more common and may appear legitimate by incorporating company brands, colors, or other legal disclaimers.

APA members have reported receiving fraudulent email messages from APA or from other organizations on APA's behalf.

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Please be advised that APA does not request payments, personal information, financial information, account numbers, IDs, passwords, or copies of invoices in an unsolicited manner through email, mail, phone, or fax. APA also does not provide our list to other organizations to sell. APA accepts no responsibility for any costs or charges incurred as a result of fraudulent activity.

Learn more about protecting yourself from fraud.

The American Payroll Association is a global company with an excellent reputation. Occasionally, fraudsters may try to take advantage of APA's reputation by using our name or brand to target your personal and sensitive business information. By creating tempting downloads and attractive websites, fraudsters can lure you to links that prompt you to enter sensitive information or download malware—malicious software such as viruses or spyware. While APA is not liable for the actions of third parties, we are working to prevent and detect fraud where possible. We appreciate your assistance in helping us keep the Internet a safe place to do business.

Contact APA about a fraudulent email you received.