The FTC is warning Americans about a new texting scam about fake tax rebates.
Victims will receive a text promising a ‘tax rebate’ or ‘refund payment’ and are told to click a link to continue.
But the message is fake, and that link could expose you to malware or identity theft.
The IRS won’t call or text you without sending a letter first. And in general, you should never click on any link texted by a number you don’t recognize.
Have you ever gotten a scam text or email? How did you know it was a fake?