The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the IRS’s Criminal Investigation division are warning taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams. Officials with the DOJ and IRS spotlighted a number of scams, including: text messages asking taxpayers to disclose bank account information under the guise of receiving Economic Impact Payments; phishing schemes using email and social media messages with key words such as “COVID-19,” and “stimulus” in varying ways, with the aim of gaining access to personal identifying information and financial account information; and bogus opportunities to invest in companies developing COVID-19 vaccines. For more information: Department of Justice website.