The Internal Revenue Service yesterday alerted payroll and human resources professionals to beware of a continuing phishing email scheme that purports to be from company executives and requests W-2 forms and personal information on employees. The scheme, which surfaced last year, has spread to include not just businesses but school districts and nonprofits. “This is one of the most dangerous email phishing scams we’ve seen in a long time,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive data that criminals can use to commit various crimes, including filing fraudulent tax returns. We need everyone’s help to turn the tide against this scheme.’’ For more on the phishing emails, see the news release.