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Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS scam targeting COVID-19 stimulus checks

Scams are popping up as people try to take advantage of other amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Public Information Officer for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Drew David would like to inform the public of a scam which has criminals posing as the IRS.
“With the recent passage of the stimulus package pertaining to COVID-19,” David said, “several people will be receiving checks by mail or direct deposit in the near future. Sadly there is a criminal element already poised to hurt people at the most vulnerable time of their lives.”



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