We have taken calls about residents receiving Debit Cards that contain their Economic Impact Payment. The residents were afraid this might be an attempt to defraud them. The US Internal Revenue Service IS issuing Debit Cards containing Economic Impact Payments. The card is issued by My Money Network @ eipcard.com, with the phone number of 1.800.240.8100. For more information go to the following website https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
We have received several calls about this exact scam. Victims will receive an email from someone who allegedly has their password. The scammer advises the victim the scammers have an embarrassing video of the victims. The scammer threatens to share the embarrassing video with all the victim’s contacts. The scammer then requests $2,000 paid in bitcoin to delete the embarrassing video. A news story about this scam can be read on Seacoast online here.
If you have received this email please do not respond. Please report any fraud to the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud here.