CHICAGO (WREX) — The Internal Revenue Service received a record number of complaints about Economic Impact Payment scams in June and July 2021 not seen in more than a decade.
Recent scam reports include:
- Text messages stating that a taxpayer is eligible for a “stimulus payment” and they must click on a link to complete the necessary information to claim it.
- Phishing emails claiming the IRS has calculated a taxpayer’s “fiscal activity” and they are eligible for an Economic Impact payment in a specific amount.
The best way to avoid falling victim to a scam is knowing how the IRS communicates with taxpayers.
Taxpayers should be on the lookout for…