Coronovirus Scam Alert
The IRS and Treasury Dept is urging taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams relating to economic impact payments. Ways to spot a potential scam:
- Usage of phrases like “stimulus check” or stimulus payment.” The official term is economic impact payment
- Being asked to sign over your economic impact payment in exchange for receiving additional funds
- Requests by phone, email, text or social media for verification of personal and/or banking information. Fraudsters may claim the information is needed to receive or speed up your economic impact payment faster by working on your behalf
- Being mailed a bogus check and asked to call or verify information online in order to cash it
If you suspect fraud, report the scam to FTC at www.ftc.gov/complaint.