By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

Got an email from the “IRS” about your child stimulus or other Economic Impact payments? Don’t open it!  This week the IRS released a warning about scams relating to Economic Impact payments. The IRS received a record number of reports about Economic Impact scams in June and July.

What’s the latest to watch out for?

–Text messages claiming the taxpayer is eligible for a “stimulus payment” and must click a link to claim it.

–Phishing emails claiming the IRS has calculated a taxpayer’s “fiscal activity” and they are qualified for a stimulus payment.

Good news – the IRS will never email or text you about any of the Economic Impact payments. Chances are you got a letter in the mail about it, and that’s it. If you requested a change, you might have gotten more letters. The IRS will never email or text about any official business; they like to do things the old-fashioned way – snail mail…

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