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Fraudulent Emails Appearing to Come From ADP with Subject Line: ADP RUN: Payroll Processed Alert

Most Recently Reported: August 21, 2014
Date Initially Reported: October 24, 2013

Issue Overview
There have been reports regarding fraudulent emails that appear to be sent from ADP which may have various subject lines including “ADP RUN: Payroll Processed Alert.” These emails indicate that the recipient’s payroll has been processed and instruct them to open an attachment to review the information.

These emails do not originate from ADP and our analysis has revealed that they do contain a malicious attachment and/or link. ADP is addressing this issue diligently with our fraud prevention team and security vendors to identify and contain the source of these emails and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Message Subject Lines (See attached PDF for more detail):
ADP RUN: Payroll Processed Alert

How to Report an Incident
Please be on alert for this fraudulent email and follow the instructions below if you receive any new or related suspicious email.

  • Do not click on any links or open any attachments within the message.
  • Forward the email as an attachment to abuse@adp.com
  • Delete the email. 
  • If you clicked any link or opened an attachment in the email, immediately contact your IT support team for further action.

Additional Information
For more information about how ADP protects our clients, please visit the ADP Trust Center at www.adp.com/trust  which provides the latest security alerts, phishing information, and security resources and best practices. Protecting ADP clients and their data from malicious activity has been, and always will be, a top priority for ADP.

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