IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact pa


The IRS is urging taxpayers to be on the lookout for an increase of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Watch for scammers who may:

  • Emphasize the words “Stimulus Check” or “Stimulus Payment.” The official term is economic impact payment.

  • Ask the taxpayer to sign over their economic impact payment check to them.

  • Ask by phone, email, text or social media for verification of personal and/or banking information saying that the information is needed to receive or speed up their economic impact payment.

See the complete April 2, 2020 IRS news release for more information.

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