Public targeted in COVID-19 stimulus scams
April 3, 2020
The Montana Department of Revenue is warning all Montanans to watch out for scams related to the recently announced federal stimulus package.
With recent news of direct payments to Americans based on their 2018 or 2019 tax information, scammers are already contacting individuals, and especially tax preparers, by phone, email, and text, trying to solicit personal, financial and tax information that can be used for identity theft and financial fraud.
“It’s tragic that even during a national crisis, criminals are taking advantage of fear and uncertainty to try to steal from hard-working...