It’s fake. The FTC sent out a warning about the fake IRS emailing claiming there’s an application for you to ‘get help’ with the payment.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — There’s a third stimulus payment that is due to you, but you need to fill out an application with more information? Short answer, no.

The Federal Trade Commission is warning folks about a fake IRS email that claims you’re getting a third Economic Impact Payment (EIP).
The fake email says you can get a third payment if you “click a link that lets you access the form” for your additional information and “get help” with the application. But the link is a trick. The whole email is a scam.

The government will never call, text, email, contact you on social media. saying they owe you money or you owe them money….it just doesn’t happen out of the blue.

Here’s something else to keep in mind, no one takes payment by gift card, not the courts, not the IRS, and not the power company

Add to the gift cards, these companies and agencies don’t take crypto-currency or wired money either. Those are red flags that whatever they’re talking about is a scam.

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