IRS, Better Business Bureau warn of economic stimulus e-mail scam

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.”


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