April 16, 2020 Everyone should be alert for scammers calling, texting and emailing about the coronavirus or COVID-19, including Economic Impact Payments. These scams can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. What you need to know: The IRS will not call, email or text you to verify or request your financial, banking or personal information. Watch out for websites and social media attempts to request money or personal information. IRS.gov is the official website. Don't open unexpected emails that look like they're coming from the IRS or click on any attachments or links. Don't engage potential scammers. Forward suspicious emails to email@example.com. Visit IRS.gov for the most current information.