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IRS and Federal Law Enforcement Encourages the Public to Remain Vigilant to COVID-19 Scams

Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Kelly R. Jackson of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Washington Field Office are again warning taxpayers to be alert to phishing scams relating to COVID-19 economic impact payments that are already being seen.  The community must remain on guard against scammers who are striving to steal personal information and money. “It is reprehensible that fraudsters try to take advantage of this global pandemic to line their pockets at the expense of the most vulnerable,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.  “The U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to bringing these criminals to justice.  I urge citizens to remain vigilant.  Don’t provide personal information or click on websites or links contained in unsolicited e-mails.  Don’t become a victim.” “The community is experiencing enough hardship right now without needing to worry about scammers trying to steal the money that they desperately need,” said Special Agent in Charge Kelly R. Jackson.  “IRS-CI, along with our law enforcement counterparts are working hard to protect the public from these thieves.  These types of investigations are being prioritized to help protect taxpayers and the tax system” According to federal law […]

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