Tax season is here and scammers are already sending fraudulent email messages that look like legitimate tax communications. Don’t become another victim. The IRS reports that identity thieves have already stolen more billions of dollars through tax fraud since 2012. 

Be on alert for the following:

  • Any message asking for W-2 or other tax information.
  • Authentic looking emails impersonating Vail Resorts communications about accessing your W-2.
  • Messages that look like they are from executive management requesting copies of employee W-2s for review purposes.
  • Messages that encourage you to click on links, ask for passwords, etc.
  • Unexpected phone calls about such messages, or asking you to install software.

Protect yourself.

  • To access your W-2 statement, go directly to instead of clicking on a link in an email.
  • Use known contact information to verify any request for W-2 or other tax information, even if it looks like it’s from someone you know. For example, call them first.
  • Do not reply to emails asking for your password or SSN.

Need to report something? Contact the IT Support Center at 970-754-4357.