A Triad woman got this email. How to know this email is fake.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Between stimulus payments, tax refunds, the waiving of unemployment income, there’s a lot of things going on with the IRS and the U.S. Treasury. If you got an email from the U.S. Treasury, like one of your fellow viewers did, you might not think it’s all that weird.
The letter claims it is from Janet Yellen, the new Secretary of The Treasury and there’s a certified check she’s sending to you from the Federal Reserve totaling $6.5 million. The only thing you have to do is cover the cost of processing which is $150 and simply wire it by Western Union or Money Gram.
Taking a closer look at the letter, 2WTK could bring up the misspelling of the department, it’s missing a ‘t’. Or that the actual email address is a .com instead of a .gov, but really what you need to know are the scam rules.
YOU NEVER HAVE TO PAY MONEY TO GET MONEY
You never have to pay for the money you’re owed or a prize you won.
If you have to pay a fee, an administrative cost, or taxes upfront to get your money– it’s a scam.
DON’T EVER USE WIRING MONEY OR GIFT CARDS
When you owe the government money, they…