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Beware of scam text messages concerning economic impact payments

IRS warns about the latest scheme from fraudsters to steal your financial information. 

The text message reads as follows:  “You have received a direct deposit if $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND.  Further action is required to accept this payment into your account.”  It links to a fake site mimicking IRS’s “Get My Payment” tool.

Don’t respond to the text or open the link.  Instead, take a screen shot and e-mail it to IRS at phishing@irs.gov.  Include the date and time you got the text.

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