Scammers are at it again, flooding us with texts and emails that involve phony pitches about coronavirus relief money, known as Economic Impact Payments.
One email, pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service, asked taxpayers to “please re-enter the correct banking data previously provided to the IRS.”
Another was titled: “Third Round of Economic Impact Payments Status Available.”
That email included the greeting “Dear Customers IRS,” then went on to tell taxpayers they were eligible for $815.05. To get the money, they had to click on a blue box marked “Claim My Payment.”
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The email tried its best to sound official but sounded super strange, ending with a footnote:…