WARNING: IRS Economic Stimulus Scams

There are new Stimulus Payment scams being sent to taxpayers. Be on guard and do not fall victim to these scams. They come via email or phone calls and appear to be real (see image to the right).

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the United States Secret Service (USSS) urge all Americans to be on the lookout for criminal fraud related to these economic impact payments—particularly fraud using coronavirus lures to steal personal and financial information.

Always remember, the IRS will not call, text, email, or contact you on social media asking for personal or bank account information—even related to the economic impact payments.

Be suspicious of email with attachments or links claiming to have special information about economic impact payments or refunds.