Fraud and Scam Alerts
Possible COVID-19 Payment Scam
Scammers may try to steal personal information from Minnesotans who qualify for federal COVID-19 stimulus payments.
Government agencies – including the IRS and Minnesota Department of Revenue will never call, text, or email you to request your personal or banking information for stimulus payments.
The department does not have a role in issuing these or other federal payments.
What should I do?
Be aware of phishing calls, emails, or texts that include language such as: “In order to receive your stimulus payment by direct deposit, you must confirm your bank information.”
If you get a suspicious email or text requesting information, report it. Do not click on links or open any attachments.
Where can I find more information?
For details on federal stimulus payments, check Coronavirus Tax Relief on the IRS website.
For Minnesota tax-related information, see Our Response to COVID-19.