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The IRS is warning about a new phishing scam. Scammers are sending text messages promising $1,200 stimulus checks.  The text comes with a link that takes people to a fake IRS website all while stealing their personal information.

The message reads, “you have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS Fund. Further action is required to accept this payment into your account. Continue here to accept this payment.”  The IRS is asking people not to click on the link. Screenshot the message and report it to

Include the phone number where the message came from, the day and the time you received the message.

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