Scam Alert: The IRS has received reports of scammers sending stimulus payments texts in an attempt to steal bank account info. It is a phishing attempt & if you’ve been targeted, report it to the IRS. The IRS will never send an unsolicited text or email. More info here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/security-summit-partners-warn-taxpayers-of-new-covid-related-text-scam
IR-2020-249, November 4, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.