Editor’s note: Local accountant John Kimmel brought the following information to the attention of Plumas News so that our readers could be forewarned about this scam. This information is reprinted from the Federal Trade Commission.
There’s a fake IRS email that keeps popping into people’s inboxes. It says that you can get a third Economic Impact Payment (EIP) if you click a link that lets you “access the form for your additional information” and “get help” with the application. But the link is a trick. If you click it, a scammer might steal your money and your personal information to commit identity theft. It’s yet another version of the classic government impersonator scam.