The Internal Revenue Service has issued new guidance on this type of scam and posted it here:
People waiting for economic relief weren’t the only ones excited to see a coronavirus stimulus package pass quickly in Washington. Scammers are also eager to use the news as a way to separate you from your money. Scammers rely on raising our emotions to get us to turn over our information or funds - and the current climate of fear and anxiety due to the coronavirus is perfect for that. It always pays to be vigilant, and this is no different. Here are some of the scam attempts to watch for:
Meanwhile, we do want you to know that we at First Security are reaching out to our customers during this difficult time. We’ll be seeing how you’re doing and finding out how we can help. We will NOT be asking for your PIN, password, or account number. If anyone saying they’re from any bank calls you and you’re suspicious, feel free to hang up and call the bank directly at their published number to resume the conversation. We can be reached at 1-800-272-0159.
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