IRS Warns Taxpayers about A Text Phishing Scam Promising Stimulus Checks


The IRS is warning Americans about a new phishing scam via text message. People have been receiving texts that read "You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment into your account. Continue here to accept this payment." If you click on the link, it's taking you to a phishing address to steal your bank info and your money. If you happen to get one of these scam texts, screenshot it and send it to phishing@irs.gov along with the number it was sent from, the date and time it was sent and the number that received the text. Find out more here https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/security-summit-partners-warn-taxpayers-of-new-covid-related-text-scam