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The Milwaukee Bucks organization confirmed Wednesday they had been a victim of an email scam earlier in the week. According to a statement from the team, someone emailed the organization impersonating team president Peter Feigin and asked for copies of employees' 2015 W-2's. An employee passed that information along before it was confirmed the email came from a spoofed address. The team released this statement:

"We take this incident, and the privacy and security of our employees, very seriously. We immediately launched an investigation, which is aggressive and ongoing. We quickly notified impacted individuals and are arranging for these individuals to have access to three years of credit monitoring and non-expiring identity restoration services. We have reported this incident to the IRS and the FBI, and will work with the authorities to continue our investigation and response to this incident. We believe this incident arose as a result of human error, and are providing additional privacy training to our staff and implementing additional preventative measures.”

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