Beware of This New Text Scam Involving Stimulus Checks

The tax industry, state tax agencies and the IRS are warning taxpayers about a new scam that criminals are using to try to trick people into disclosing their bank account information in order to receive an Economic Impact Payment, or as it’s commonly referred to, a stimulus check.

The message includes a link that directs victims to a fraudulent website that impersonates the IRS’ Get My Payment webpage. From there, the fraudulent website prompts victims to enter both their personal and banking information in order to receive the stimulus check or direct deposit, granting the scammers access to such information. Beware of similar scams during these uncertain times.

When in doubt, assume any communication you receive that asks for your personal information or your financial information is a scam, and do not respond.

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