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INDIANAPOLIS — There’s a new tax scam going around that you should know about, says the Indiana Department of Revenue.

This scam uses a text message to try and trick you into sharing bank account information under the guise of receiving a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.

The text reads:

You have received a direct deposit of $1,200 from COVID-19 TREAS FUND. Further action is required to accept this payment into your account. Continue here to accept this payment…” 

The text includes a link to a web address that impersonates the Get My Payment website. If you enter your personal information on this page, it will be collected by scammers.

If you receive this text, take a screenshot and include it in an email to with the following information:

  • Date/Time/Timezone the message was received
  • The number that appeared on their Caller ID
  • The number that received the text message