The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has received a record number of complaints about Economic Impact Payment scams in June and July 2021.

This number of scam complaints has not been seen in more than a decade, according to a release from the federal agency.

“In today’s world, the protection of our personal information is tied to our well-being,” IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Bret Kressin said. “As threats against our personal information continue to rise, so must our vigilance in protecting that information. IRS:CI continues to safeguard this information from those who wish to steal it, but we need your help in being wary of potential scams and reporting them.”

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