The Bryan Chamber Office has received notice from the Bryan Police Department on a new scam that has been discovered involving the direct deposit of employee payroll checks.
An employee reported that their bank had not received the employees direct deposit of their paycheck. The company's payroll department had received a bogus email in the name of the employee stating that they wanted to change their direct deposit from their regular bank and have it deposited into a Green Dot Bank/Bank card. The email further stated what Green Dot account and routing number to make the deposit.
It is recommended that any changes to an employees' direct deposit be made in person, requiring a signature, or at minimum a phone call to the employee verifying any changes.
The employee was fortunate as the company was able to reimburse them and issue a new check.