The IRS will NOT call you or email you and ask for your bank information for direct deposit of stimulus money they already have your information or will mail you a check. If someone claiming to be IRS calls, do NOT give them any information over the phone.  Contact your local IRS office to verify. Caller ID’s can be spoofed so do not rely on that information.

Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19.

CISA encourages individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions.

Cybercriminals prey on fear and what better time than now to attack.

You may receive calls from what looks like known sources requesting information on a credit card or bank account.

Real calls from your financial institution or Credit Card Company will not ask you your card number, account number or social security number.