The Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana is warning people of an e-mail scam which looks like an e-mail from the IRS regarding an economic stimulus payment.
The e-mails asks users to fill out a form to receive payment from the IRS.
The BBB and the IRS say the IRS will never request personal information over email.
If you receive an e-mail like this, or any e-mail asking for personal information, you should not open any attachments or click on any links.
“Even consumers who are otherwise cautious can be easily blind-sighted by a call in the night, text messages, a disturbing phone call, or e-mail messages from purported legitimate companies,” says Dreama Jensen, director of the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana. “Our advice is to step back, take a deep breath and research it before you act, keeping in mind that legitimate entities will not ask for your personal information in this manner.”