Retail Co. Workers Seek Cert. Over W-2 Phishing Scam
Law360 (April 9, 2019, 6:11 PM EDT) -- Employees accusing a Texas-based retail merchandising company of sending copies of their W-2s to identity thieves in a "phishing scam" have asked an Illinois federal court for class certification.
Lead plaintiff Shirley Lavender argued Monday that the company's failure to implement proper security measures is common to the thousands of workers whose privacy was violated. She asked the court to certify a class of all current and former Driveline Retail Merchandising Inc. employees whose personal identifying information, including social security numbers, was compromised.
Lavender said an "inadequately trained payroll manager of Driveline" sent a scammer the W-2s of roughly 16,000 workers who received...
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