A payroll scam has been discovered in Prescott Valley. Police say suspects are contacting local area businesses and government agencies via email and representing themselves as employees. The email is generally sent to human resources or the payroll department and requests the forms necessary to make a direct deposit or banking change for the employee. The suspect completes and returns the forms attempting to change the direct deposit for the employee they are pretending to be. The money is then sent to an account the person controls. Police recommends that any employees wanting to make changes to their banking or direct deposit information through their employer, do so in person. If you receive emails such as this and suspect they are fraudulent, contact local police.