Stimulus Check Promise – Do Not Fall for This
Don’t open that text message about a promise for a $1,200 stimulus check. There is a link in it that will be harmful to you and your financial health.
According to MSN.com, the bad guys are at it again. Here is the gist of the scam:
Do Not Click on the Link!
“Criminals are relentlessly using COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments as cover to try to trick taxpayers out of their money or identities,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “This scam is a new twist on those we’ve been seeing much of this year. We urge people to remain alert to these types of scams.”
Don’t click on the link if you receive this text
According to the IRS, scammers are sending out a text message to try to trick people into providing their bank details. The fraudulent 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. Continue here to accept this payment.”
Where Will You Go?
That link will take you to a new page that is an impersonator of the valid “Get My Payment” website. That is where the IRS set up a page for you to help you track the delivery of your COVID-19 money that you are due.
What Happens If You Click on the Bogus Link?
Well, of course, the crooks want you to enter your personal and account financial records, so they give you a website where you enter that information. Don’t Do It! If you do, you are prone to be the recipient of identity theft.
This post was written by Megabite