IRS warns people about a COVID-related text message scam
The IRS is warning people to be aware of a new text message scam.
The thief’s goal is to trick people into revealing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.
Here’s how this scam works: People get a text message saying they have “received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment… Continue here to accept this payment …” The text includes a link to a phishing web address.
This fake link appears to come from a state agency or relief organization. It takes people to a fake website that looks like the IRS.gov Get My Payment website. If people visit the fake website and enter thei