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02/07/2022

IRS won’t text or email you about stimulus checks

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If you receive an email or text from the IRS about a stimulus check or unemployment claim, beware — it’s most likely a scam, the agency says.

As the tax season heats up, so do fraud attempts. This year, that includes potential scams related to many Covid-19 relief measures, including stimulus measures and unemployment benefits.

The IRS will not contact you via email or text message unless the text message is related to IRS Secure Access, a two-factor authentication process. A bill or refund text message is someone impersonating the agency. The IRS also says it will never send taxpayer messages on social media.

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