FTC Consumer Alert: The IRS doesn't send tax refunds by email or text 

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an alert on January 23rd to alert consumers about a recent surge in tax refund scams targeting individuals through email and text messages. These scammers are posing as IRS representatives, sending messages regarding a "tax refund" or "tax refund e-statement."

Here's what your account holders need to know to help them stay protected:

Identify the Scam:

Avoid Clicking Links:

Verify Refund Status:

Spread Awareness:

Report Suspicious Activity:

Reporting Scams Other Than Identity Theft:

Your account holders' security is our top priority, and we want to ensure that you remain vigilant against fraudulent attempts. To read the full FTC alert, click here.