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.