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Scams Related to Covid-19

The criminals have been hard at working trying to steal from people during this pandemic. The IRS has released a list of what they have seen so far:

• Economic Impact payments being stolen or the taxpayers information being stolen from a scam related to these payments.
• Fake at home test kits, fake cures/vaccines, pills, and unproven Covid-19 treatments are being sold to people.
• Persons claim to have a large amount of medical supplies for sale and go as far as to setup fake shops, websites, social media accounts, and emails but never deliver the products after they get paid.
• Fake charities are being setup to solicit donations.
• Criminals are setting up fake companies and offering early opportunities to invest in that company because they are claiming to be developing a vaccine.
• Scammers are trying to steal your information via texts, emails, letters, and links.

Coronavirus related scams can be reported on the following link:

https://www.justice.gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form

Please consult your tax advisor on all the above information.

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