The IRS has issued a warning about a new wave of COVID-19 related scams.
The IRS said there are a number of scams they commonly see. They include text messages asking people to give out their bank account information, claiming you'll get a $1,200 economic impact payment after. Phishing schemes try to sell you fake at-home COVID-19 test kits. Plus, fake donation requests for those heavily affected by the disease, and finally, claims of opportunities to invest in companies developing COVID-19 vaccines.
The IRS does not send unsolicited texts or emails, they do not call people with threats of jail or lawsuits, and the IRS does not demand tax payments on gift cards.