The latest Stimulus Scam includes a text message that 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. Continue here to accept this payment …" The text includes a link to a fake phishing web address.
If you receive this text should take a screenshot of it and include it in an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Date/Time/Timezone that they received the text message
The number that appeared on their Caller ID
The number that received the text message
The Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, or any other government agency will not contact you by phone, email or text to collect information for stimulus payment processing.
If you believe you are eligible for a Stimulus Payment and have not received it,go directly to irs.gov/coronavirus to request your payment prior to the November 21st deadline.
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