March 24, 2024

Scammers are targeting people nonstop through emails and in text messages about stimulus money

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Scammers are targeting people nonstop through emails and in text messages about stimulus money.

10TV viewer Kayla asked us to Verify if a text she received is legitimate. It says, “Stimulus Check notice: Your latest check remains unclaimed.”

Then the text provides a link to claim your government stimulus. But is this true?

Ohio Attorney General’s office, the IRS and the US Department of the Treasury

No, that text and link are from scammers not from the IRS

The Ohio Attorney General’s office said, “Everything points in the direction of a scam.”

The IRS has your information so they should not be soliciting personal information or bank account information.

A representative with the IRS doubles down on that. They said, “The IRS may send text messages, but will not request personal…

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