Taxpayers are warned to be on the lookout for an e-mail scam that claims the Internal Revenue Service has a stimulus payment to send. One e-mail that's making the rounds on the Internet carries a duplicate of the IRS logo, apparently lifted from the agency's Web site, and claims the recipient is eligible for a stimulus payment that awards a federal tax rebate check.
The e-mail, a retread of a scam launched last year, asks for the recipient's Social Security number and debit card information. The intent is simply identity theft, said Luis Garcia, a Michigan spokesman for the IRS.
"And if anyone is gonna steal from you, it's gonna be US!" :)