You should be on the lookout for IRS impersonation calls, texts and email phishing attempts about the coronavirus or COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. These scams can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
Here’s what you should know:
✔The IRS will not call, email, or text you to verify or request your financial, banking, or personal information.
✔Watch out for websites and social media attempts to request money or personal information.
✔Don't open surprise emails that look like they’re coming from the IRS or click on attachments or links. The official website is IRS.gov.
✔Taxpayers should not provide personal or financial information or engage with potential scammers online or over the phone.
✔Forward suspicious emails to email@example.com, then delete.