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Scammers prey on stimulus bill

 

April 3, 2020



The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act authorizes stimulus payments to those who qualify. As a result, scammers may target Minnesotans and try to steal their personal information.

Government agencies, including the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue, will not call, text, or email requesting information for stimulus payments.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue does not have a role in issuing these or other federal payments.

Be aware of phishing calls, emails, or texts that include language such as: “In order to receive your stimulus payment by direct deposit, you...



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