Unscrupulous headhunters have been calling accounting firms pretending to be representatives of the American Institute of CPAs in order to steal lists of employees, warned the AICPA.

During the past month, someone posing as an AICPA rep has been contacting firms claiming to provide free tax guides in exchange for an employee list, according to a recent AICPA News Update. The institute has not identified the caller but believes it is a headhunter who wants the firm names, titles and phone numbers for recruitment efforts. The scam has taken place in the past as well, according to AICPA vice president Jay Rothberg.

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