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Watch Out for EIP Scam

Beware: A new tax scam tricks people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP). “Criminals are relentlessly using COVID-19 and [EIPs] as cover to try to trick taxpayers out of their money or identities,” said the IRS commissioner. The scam text message states: “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….” The text includes a link to a fake phishing web address, which appears to come from a state agency or relief organization and impersonates the IRS.gov “Get My Payment” website. The IRS doesn’t send unsolicited texts or emails. Contact Cg for more information. © 2020