August 2, 2021

IRS warns consumers to beware of scammers going after stimulus money » Scammer News

DENVER (KKTV) – As many Americans look toward the possibility of a third round of stimulus payments, the IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for scammers trying to steal that money, along with people’s personal information.

According to the IRS, most of these scams involve criminals pretending to be the federal revenue service. The scammers might reach out to people via email, text message or phone call. The IRS says those are big red flags.

“The IRS will never demand anything over a telephone or threaten arrest or anything like that,” said Special Agent in Charge Andy Tsui. “The normal IRS will send correspondences and work out payment plans and never ask for payment directly.”

Even though Tsui works for IRS Criminal Investigation in Denver, he said he’s even been the target of scams like this.

“I’ve gotten the text messages, the emails, even the phone calls with those that are impersonating the…

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