The IRS is warning Americans about a text-message scam promising fake stimulus checks.
People are receiving text messages telling them “You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND” and offering a link to “accept this payment”.
But the IRS says it’s a scam – the link takes you to a fake IRS site that asks for your personal and bank account information.
STIMULUS SCAM WARNING: The IRS has issued a warning about a text scam aimed at getting people to accept fake checks — claiming it's stimulus money.https://t.co/qmFOg86hmB
— 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) December 14, 2020
The IRS says they wouldn’t send out a text message like this one – and besides, Congress has yet to approve a second round of stimulus checks like the ones sent back in April.
Have you received a text like this one? Do you have a pretty good ‘feel’ for online scams?
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