IRS Warns On New Scam Related To Stimulus Checks
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state tax agencies and the tax industry are warning taxpayers about a new scam - by text - to trick people into disclosing bank account information in order to receive an Economic Impact Payment, or stimulus check.
As part of the scam, thieves are texting messages to taxpayer. The message looks something like this: You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment into your account. Continue here to accept this payment …