With news that the IRS will be sending money to taxpayers as part of the recently passed COVID-19 stimulus package, scammers have begun targeting taxpayers in an attempt to gain access to the funds and steal personal information they can later use for tax fraud or identity theft. The IRS is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for suspicious text messages, phishing emails, and fraudulent phone calls.
Following are some tips from the IRS to help taxpayers spot a scam:
Please be vigilant in protecting your personal information during this time of uncertainty. It is an unfortunate reality that scammers increase their activity during any kind of widespread crisis.
Please contact us for more information or visit our Coronavirus Resource Center.