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Monarch Beverage employees compromised by W2 scam

650 employees are affected after a scheme similar to one that hit Scotty's Brewhouse last week compromised the employees' W2 tax forms.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - For the second time in just over a week, a local business has fallen victim to a scam that's been targeting companies nationwide.

Cyber-thieves tricked someone working at Monarch Beverage into sharing the W-2 forms for all of its 650 workers.

The beer and wine distributor says they have sought help from local police, FBI, and IRS since discovering the breach.

Con artists posed as a company executive via email to gain access to the personal information.

The company is now providing all current and former employees with three years of credit protection services.

This same scheme affected all 4,000 employees of Scotty's Brewhouse last week.