Its official, The government has approved a stimulus check for all Americans to help deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. With $1,200 going to most families, Phishing emails and hackers will be interested in this news too.
There is one important rule when it comes to any email, phone call, or text asking for personal information in order to receive to expedite obtaining your stimulus check
Do not give your personal information to anyone.
The IRS is basing the payouts on taxes you have already filled out. They have all the information needed to provide a check or direct deposit. Any calls or messages that offer to expedite these payments or state that additional information is needed is a scam. Do not give out your information.
Randy Rice is a lifelong tech enthusiast with experience in company security compliance assessments. He has been with JLGOV since 2019.