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November 5, 2021

TAS Tax Tip:Don’t fall for it – it’s a scam! Scammers are sending fake IRS emails about Economic Impact Payments

TAS Tax TIp Don't fall for it - it's a scam with email and warning sign

The Federal Trade Commission warns the public about a fake IRS email scam that keeps popping into people’s inboxes. It says that you can get a third Economic Impact Payment (EIP) if you click a link. Don’t click it! The link is a trick. If you click it, a scammer might steal your money and your personal information to commit identity theft.

Need more information about the third EIP?

Your best bet is to visit the IRS’s third Economic Impact Payment webpage directly for trustworthy information on EIP payments, including frequently asked questions and answers. You can also visit our Recovery Rebate Credit and 2021 Economic Impact Payments (EIP3) page too.

Need more information about scams and ID theft?

The IRS also has many resources that include scam and phishing alerts, information on how to report a scam and a suite of information titled Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft in case you need them.